WARRINGTON Wolves will be 'coming for' St Helens in Friday night's Super League clash of the top two.

That is the view of Wire chief executive Karl Fitzpatrick who believes the match at the Totally Wicked Stadium is a meeting of the best two teams in the competition.

And he says it will be the game of the year so far.

Both have won eight of their first nine matches in 2019 with Wire top of the league on points difference.

Fitzpatrick says he is hoping to see a sold out away end for the game, which kicks off at 7.45pm.

He added: "Saints have labelled this game as War-rington and they had better be ready for that because we are coming for them.

"It is going to be brutal up front with Hill and Cooper against Walmsley and Thompson, the best four props in the league.

"Cooper will especially be keen to prove himself after he was left out of the England squad which is criminal given his form.

"Sales have already beaten our final total for this fixture last year and we want to sell out that away end with 3,000 fans.

"We know what the players said after the play-off semi-final last year about what a difference it makes to them

"I have said right from the start that these are the best two teams in the league and I am sure they will show that on Friday."

Wire come into the game after a win over London on Friday night which saw more than 11,700 fans at The Halliwell Jones. More than 2,500 of them were school children and teachers in the West Stand.

Warrington Guardian:

Fitzpatrick with Wire chairman Stuart Middleton on Friday night

Fitzpatrick said: "We expected a big turnout but to be honest, we weren't expecting it to be that big.

"It is up to us now to capitalise on that and get those supporters to come back time and time again."

Tickets to the St Helens game are on sale at The Halliwell Jones Stadium until Friday tea time, and on the gate after that.

Buying from Wolves though means the club gets a bigger cut.