Price waits for injury news

Coach Steve Price is awaiting updates on injured duo Josh Charnley and Jason Clark as he looks towards Warrington’s play-off bid.

Both picked up first-half injuries during the 19-12 win in Friday’s hastily arranged game against Huddersfield.
After also receiving two points after Salford were forced to forfeit their originally scheduled match against the Wolves because of injuries, Price’s side now sits third in the table.

Neither winger Charnley, who dislocated a shoulder, nor Aussie forward Clark, who was forced off with a head knock, seem likely to face Hull KR on Thursday, while Warrington’s other remaining league game is against St Helens seven days after that.

A scan will show the extent of Charnley’s problem, and Price said: “You don’t expect to lose your winger so early in a game, and we had to move Jack Hughes to right centre (from the second row) and Gells (Anthony Gelling) to the wing.

“To then lose Jason Clark with a head knock, it’s a real shame, and I thought we showed a lot of grit.”

It was the Wolves’ first game since Leeds were beaten 32-6 on October 13, and Price added: “We’ve been crying out to play, but it showed we hadn’t played for a few weeks.

“When we got in good field position, we couldn’t sustain pressure and errors starred to unfold.

“But there were a lot of positives to come out of the game.

“They were up for a fight and it shows the character we’ve got in our team.

“Huddersfield were scrapping hard and we had to earn our stripes. It was a good gutsy win, and to keep them to twelve was pleasing.”

Clark, 31, signed from South Sydney ahead of the 2019 season, is out of contract at the end of this season, with his future yet to be resolved.

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