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Warrington clinch double signing

Mickey Higham
Higham will join up with Wolves following Wigan's play-off campaign

Warrington Wolves have signed Garreth Carvell from Hull FC and Mickey Higham from Wigan Warriors ahead of their 2009 Super League campaign.

Great Britain prop forward Carvell, 28, signs a three-year contract with Wolves and arrives for an undisclosed fee.

Former St Helens hooker, Higham, 27, has signed a two-year deal and will join up with Warrington following Wigan's play-off campaign.

"This squad when fully fit are going to be a force," said Higham.

Higham added he had a number of options for next season but feels Wolves are the right club for him.

"There's a lot of quality at this club. There was a couple of clubs that came in for me but I feel this is club is really going places."

Carvell, a former teammate and close friend of Wolves captain Adrian Morley, is looking forward to linking up with James Lowes' side.

"I'm coming to the club to win things. The Wolves have a lot of good players; I feel it's the right move at the right time for me.

These two players, again, shows our commitment to bringing the best talent in Super League to The Halliwell Jones Stadium

Warrington chief executive Andy Gatcliffe
"I've spoken to people like 'Moz' [Adrian Morley] and Lee Briers and they have every intention of playing in finals in the future. And that's my goal."

Wolves chief executive Andy Gatcliffe welcomed the double signing after a difficult weekend, which saw Warrington's play-off hopes ended with a 46-8 defeat at Catalans Dragons.

"The club are determined to continue to build for the future. These two players, again, shows our commitment to bringing the best talent in Super League to The Halliwell Jones Stadium.

"After the disappointment of Saturday's result, we need to continue with our plans for 2009 and beyond. We aim to come back stronger than ever before."

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