WARRINGTON Wolves have confirmed they have been granted salary cap dispensation to cover Kevin Brown’s season-ending injury – but they are in no rush to spend it.

Brown suffered a ruptured Achilles tendon in training just a week before their first Super League game of 2019 against Leeds Rhinos, with the nine-month recovery time set to bring his Warrington career to an end.

Declan Patton has stepped in to partner Blake Austin in the halves in both The Wire’s Super League outings so far and chief executive Karl Fitzpatrick says he will be given as much time as possible in the side.

“With Kev picking up an injury in pre-season, it was possible for us to be granted salary cap dispensation and we applied for that,” he said.

“We’ve been granted it, which is positive.

“We won’t be rushing into spending it. We’d prefer to keep our powder dry.

“Declan will be getting a good shot at partnering Blake, but it’s nice to have a bit of cap space should we need to utilise it at some stage throughout the season.”