The Warriors are facing their "four-pointer" against Melbourne Storm at a good time, admits coach Andrew McFadden. The Auckland club have won their past two games by 22 points, and hope to take that momentum into the Mt Smart Stadium clash. Both teams are on 20 points, just inside the top eight but with four teams below them just a win behind. The Warriors don't just have home advantage; they host the game where Storm stars Cameron Smith and Cooper Cronk will be backing up after the Origin decider. Melbourne have lost three straight games since fullback Billy Slater was ruled out for the season. McFadden said: "It's obviously a better time to be playing them - with Cooper Cronk and Cameron Smith backing up from Origin and missing Billy Slater - there is maybe a better opportunity." He added: "I think it is getting to that time of the year where the ladder is very congested and these points count, especially for us because we are playing teams that are around the same position on the ladder. "It's almost like a four point game for us. So it is very important, particularly against Melbourne this week. We can certainly surge up, or down." The Warriors have named an unchanged side from their win over Canberra a fortnight ago, though Konrad Hurrell is still in doubt after picking up a shoulder injury in training this week. The Storm will have Cronk playing his first NRL match since Round 13, while Jordan McLean is out so Ben Hampton moves onto the bench. The Warriors are 1.54 to beat Melbourne, who are 2.50. Warriors are 1.93 conceding a 4.5 point start.