WARRINGTON Wolves players out of contract at the end of 2020 are now free to speak to other suitors should they wish to.

That door opened to players across the sport on Friday, May 1, despite all rugby league activity having been suspended since mid-March.

A meeting of clubs in mid-May could have a key role on deciding on future contracts with next year's salary cap under discussion and financial pressures looming large in the mind of Super League's decision-makers.

At The Halliwell Jones Stadium, Jason Clark, Ben Currie and Matt Davis are first-team squad members without a 2021 deal.

"We are still in dialogue with players," Wolves chief executive Karl Fitzpatrick said.

"We have a number of players (off contract) and we will have to look at that in the coming weeks.

"Finances are going to dictate what offers are made by all clubs.

"The players have been great. We have had to introduce a salary reduction. That is players and non-playing staff.

"They understand the financial situation we are facing."

And he said the players deserve great credit for how they have handled the unprecedented situation.

He added: "The players have been fantastic. I am really proud to see all the work they have been doing in the community.

"The Government loan referenced the role rugby league clubs play in the community and our players have shown that.

"They have been staying fit, we managed to get some gym kit out before lockdown but it is limited.

"And while you can stay physically fit, staying match fit is much tougher. So analysis shows that in the early stages of the season, you see more injuries – and that is with a full pre-season having taken place.

"When we get the ok to start again, that will be almost immediate, we can't afford to go into another pre-season.

"So we have to be ready and we may need to look at academy players too depending on what the fixtures look like and how it works out."