Brown bemoans injury issues
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Warrington's Kevin Brown believes their season to date has been compromised by injury issues.
After reaching last year's Grand Final, the Wire are still to win in Super League in 2017 and are currently rooted to the bottom of the standings.
Injuries have meant boss Tony Smith has been forced to heavily rotate, with them not being able to field the same team in any of their four games since the opening weekend against the Catalans.
Brown was brought in over the winter to add some extra quality in the halves but is yet to form a partnership, having already played alongside both Dec Patton and Harvey Livett.
Despite the World Club Series win over Brisbane Broncos, the 32-year-old admits it has been a largely frustrating start to 2017.
But he is confident his side will start to come good once they get some of their stars back from injury.
"We've had a lot of changes in the side, our full right edge has changed twice through injuries and illness," he is quoted as saying by the Warrington Guardian. "It's not an excuse but we do need that continuity. We're starting to get some key players back now so that consistency in selection can only serve us well.
"I've already had two half-back partners this season in Dec Patton and Harvey Livett. As a half you need to strike up partnerships.
"With all the changes, that's been very difficult to do.
"Hopefully we can get Kurt Gidley pinned down in position alongside me when Stef Ratchford comes back and the three of us can work on our link-up."