STEVE Price admits his Wire players need to stamp out the “uncharacteristic errors” that have crept into their game.

Wolves have guaranteed themselves four Super 8s home games with two Super League regular round games remaining, starting with a trip to Hull Kingston Rovers tomorrow.

However, the team’s recent performances have left some supporters concerned their side may have peaked too early in the campaign.

Price admits there are areas The Wire need to brush up on as the business end of the season approaches.

He is confident, though, that his team will “reap the rewards” should they improve their starts to games among other things.

“I’ve been really proud of the effort and commitment of the playing group,” he told the Guardian.

“The boys are having a red hot crack, but we need to do things a little bit smarter.

“We need to address our starts. We haven’t been anywhere near our standards in the first 15 minutes of games lately.

“We also need to sustain and build pressure for longer periods of the game.

“We are doing some really good things, but we are letting teams off with uncharacteristic errors. It puts us back under pressure again.

“Our defence was our backbone in mid-season but that is something we’ve gone away from.

“We’re working really hard to rectify that and once we do, we will reap the rewards.”

Bryson Goodwin and Ben Westwood are missing for tomorrow’s trip to Craven Park, with Mitch Brown in line to deputise for the former at left centre.

Ben Murdoch-Masila is still out, meaning Ben Pomeroy looks set to retain his place on the bench after coming back into the side for last week’s 22-22 draw with Catalans Dragons.

That result – plus fifth-placed Hull FC’s subsequent failure to beat St Helens – ensured The Wire will play four of their seven Super 8s games at The Halliwell Jones Stadium.

Price says that is an achievement to be proud of and thinks the reduction in travelling could make all the difference in the next phase.

“The players deserve a special mention. We set out this season to be a top-four footy club and we’ve achieved that so far,” he said.

“It’s really important to get that extra home game, especially given the amount of teams from Yorkshire and Catalans as well.

“Hopefully that extra home game will play a big part down the track.

“In saying that, we know there’s a lot of football ahead of us.

“We’re still very driven to keep climbing that ladder to push for a top-two spot.

“Now is the time to start pushing on.”

Despite coming into the game on a run of three consecutive victories, Rovers know anything but a victory over The Wire will consign them to a fight for survival in the Middle 8s.

Price picked out full-back Adam Quinlan as a player his side must be wary of if they are to leave Craven Park with two competition points.

“They are a different team when they play at home,” he said.

“There’s a mixture of youth, speed and experience in their side.

“Danny McGuire understands the game well and they have an excitement machine in Adam Quinlan.

“He can sniff out a try and he can anticipate an offload as well.

“We will have to be really sound and smart in our edge defence when he’s around.”