Matty Smith has joined Warrington on loan terms until the end of the season, it has been confirmed.

Rumours suggesting Smith was set to link up with the Wire have gathered pace, following an injury blow to Blake Austin.

And the Wolves have confirmed the arrival of the former Wigan, St Helens and Salford half-back on a temporary deal.

Smith signed for Catalans ahead of the 2019 season but has been unable to command a regular spot in Steve McNamara’s side.

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He said: “Firstly I would like to thank both Catalans and Warrington for sorting the loan deal out very quickly which allows me to do what I love doing and that’s playing Rugby League.

“Also after speaking with Steve Price and having been a big admirer of the Warrington club for so long it was a very easy decision for me to come on loan until the end of the year.

“Having worked before with a lot of the staff and playing group I am sure it will be an easy transition.”