Wexford hurling manager Darragh Egan says his players are "learning quickly" as they get used to life under the Tipperary native.

Egan took over in the Model County from the departing Davy Fitzgerald and his reign has started with two impressive victories over All-Ireland champions Limerick and Clare, who have been something of a bogey team for the Slaneysiders over the last few years.

While still early in the season, and against a Banner side without the services of the injured Tony Kelly, Wexford took the game to their hosts at Ennis and were able to find the extra scores when they needed them to see off the challenge.

"We're delighted to have four points," he said on RTÉ's Sunday Sport.

"It was a good win today. I think we're going to learn an awful lot from that game. We struggled for long periods of the second half, Clare gave us a good bit of bother.

"Ultimately at half-time we were a few points up and probably didn't deserve to be. Clare had a lot of wides in that first half. In fairness to the boys though, they dug. They're learning quickly how we want to attack the rest of this league and championship, and it's great to see."

'We're delighted to have four points'

While Clare were without the services of the talismanic Kelly, Wexford were also missing a couple of their big stars, with both Lee Chin and Kevin Foley still unfit.

Egan is hopeful that the pair, as well as a few others, will see game time before time before the start of the championship in April.

"Ten lads trained this morning, including Lee and Kevin," the 36-year-old added.

"We also had Conor Devitt, and a few more there in Limerick this morning. The lads are very much getting back into it. We'll hopefully see a few of them filter back into the team over the next few weeks.

"We're delighted with the bodies we have, but also looking forward to seeing what Lee, Conor and Kevin can bring to the table.

"Shaun Murphy is struggling a bit with his back but he's a huge part of our panel. He's invaluable to us. We'll be using Shaun. He's very much willing to stay around as part of the panel.

"He's having back surgery, which is extremely important to him. He's had a child in the last two months and he wants to be able to pick that child out of the cot, which is much more important than any hurling game.

"But he'll add a lot to us over what will hopefully be a long campaign."

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Next up for Egan's charges is a trip to Salthill to take on Galway, a team that the Yellowbellies have struggled to beat in recent seasons.

Since getting one over on them in the league at Pearse Stadium five years ago, Wexford have failed to win any of the championship meetings between the pair since, while their record in the Allianz League is slightly better, managing a 2018 quarter-final victory, before losing to the westerners at the same stage the following year.

"As we head to Salthill we know exactly what the conditions can bring," Egan continued.

"It's going to be a serious task, they were excellent against Limerick last night. We'll have to study them over the next few weeks and be ready for the task down there."