WARRINGTON Wolves have ruled out the likelihood of Australian Test legend Greg Inglis starting his Wire career early with involvement in the 2020 season.

The question has been raised probably due to Luke Thompson leaving St Helens to start the NRL deal he secured with Canterbury Bulldogs six months ahead of originally planned.

Answering the direct question, Wolves chief executive Karl Fitzpatrick said: “No, not at this stage, I don’t think we’ve got the salary cap space anyway.”

And he was quick to jump on any suggestion that the deal to bring former South Sydney Rabbitohs and Melbourne Storm utility back Inglis out of retirement for a 2021 shot at Super League had been impacted in any way by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

“Not unless you know something I don’t," Fitzpatrick told a gathering of journalists via Zoom as Wolves chiefs made themselves available to provide updates on all aspects of the club.

“Greg’s really keen to come here. Steve Price (The Wire's head coach) and I are in regular contact with Greg.

"He’s training the house down, looks in fantastic condition and is due to start pre-season training on December 1.”