STEVE Price expressed his “appreciation and gratitude” for Wire supporters who made the trip to watch his side lose to Hull FC last night.

The severe wintry weather closed the M62 for most of Friday, resulting in the club cancelling its official supporters’ coach and forcing fans to take long and often hazardous detours.

Only a handful of brave Wire fans made the trip and they saw their side, who were forced to travel to East Yorkshire by train, beaten 21-12 at the KCOM Stadium.

“I’ve got so much appreciation and gratitude for the people that came out and supported us,” Price said.

“There have been rough conditions of late, so I want to thank the supporters for making the long trip down.

“It’s been a new experience for us, but hopefully we can learn from it.

“There’s things we can take from the game that we need to change quick smart.”

The Wire were already trailing 10-0 at the break before Declan Patton was sent off for a dangerous-looking high tackle on Bureta Faraimo.

Hull quickly stretched their advantage to 18 points before Jack Hughes and Ryan Atkins crossed in a brief Wire riposte.

Liam Watts was also sent from the field for a headbutt on Dom Crosby late on, but Warrington were kept at arms’ length.

The sides scored two converted tries each, but it was ultimately four Marc Sneyd penalty goals that proved the difference.

Price said the penalty count and completion rate his side returned “did not add up.”

“The boys are showing up and working hard for each other, but the 6-1 penalty count in the first half was not good enough,” he said.

“With the possession Hull had in that first half, to go 10-0 down at half-time was disappointing.

“In that block after half time, they completed at 100 per cent and we were at 40.

“When you have low completion rate and a high penalty count against you, it just doesn’t add up.”

Wolves’ best spell in the game came when they had one man less than their opponents after Patton’s dismissal.

However, Price says it should not have taken a red card to galvanise his players.

“I thought we were better when we played with 12 men, to be honest,” he said.

“We showed a lot more intent, we were willing to fight and we played a bit of footy when we lost Declan.

“We got back in the arm wrestle and were getting over the top of them.

“We need that attitude from the opening whistle. It had been there for the past couple of weeks.

“We gave ourselves a chance, but credit to Hull.”