TYRONE Roberts and Kevin Brown are “working really hard” to get their half-back partnership working quickly, Wire head coach Steve Price says.

The duo are set to link up again when The Wire travel to Huddersfield Giants tonight, Thursday, kick off 7.45pm, in what looks likely to be an unchanged Warrington team.

Roberts and Brown played together for the first time in last Thursday’s 16-12 defeat to Leeds Rhinos in the opening game of Super League 2018.

After that game, Price described Wolves’ attack as “clunky” but gave the partnership of Australian Roberts and England international Brown “a pass mark.”

He believes increased time together on the training field, plus the return to fitness of Declan Patton, will spur them on to strengthen their bond.

“In terms of building communication and their relationship, they are working really hard,” he told the Guardian.

“Within our management throughout the week, there’s only a certain amount they can do when your running is limited.

“They haven’t spent a lot of time on the park together so considering that, Thursday was a pass mark for them.

“Over time, hopefully we will see a really good partnership between the two of them.

“With Declan coming back into the fray, it puts that bit more pressure on them as well.

“It was a good introduction, but we definitely understand that there’s a lot of areas to improve.”

Brown has been named in Price’s 19-man squad for the trip to the John Smith’s Stadium but The Wire will continue to assess him in accordance with concussion protocol after he was taken off with a head injury in the defeat to the Rhinos.

Injured trio Sitaleki Akauola, Dom Crosby and Toby King have not recovered sufficiently to be involved, so Price has named an unchanged squad to face the Giants.

Price became the fifth permanent Wire coach to lose his first competitive game in charge, joining Tony Smith, Paul Cullen, David Plange and Reg Bowden, but says he is still looking at the bigger picture.

“We want to get that end result and we’re striving for that,” he said.

“You won’t hear me talking about winning and losing. If we do the process right, we’re going to give ourselves every chance.

“There was a lot of good things that were done last week, but we left a lot of points out there.

“We got over four or five times but couldn’t convert them into points.

“It was a good starting point. With the experience we have, we can definitely keep getting better.”