Guardian sports reporter Matt Turner chats with Wire head coach Steve Price to go over the week's news and look ahead to Friday's game against St Helens...

MT: Was it a priority for you to get Jake Mamo’s future sorted relatively early in his one-year deal?

SP: Yeah it was – it’s very pleasing for us.

I signed him on a one-year contract but I’ve been really impressed with his attitude and what he does around our organisation.

He’s been fantastic in training – it took him a while to get that opportunity in the team but when he did, he grabbed it with both hands.

His versatility is very important in the modern game. He’s played full-back, wing and as people saw against Hull FC a few weeks ago, he’s okay at centre.

I’m really happy to sign Jake up for a couple more years. He’s a quality person around our organisation.

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Jake Mamo has signed a two-year contract extension with The Wire. Picture by Mike Boden

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MT: Presumably you’ll be hopeful that he won’t be the last to commit his future to the club?

SP: I hope not. I’m certainly keen to tie down a couple more of our players.

I feel we’re building something special at our club and I’ve been really happy with the culture we’re breeding from the top down.

There’s a lot of good things in and around us and that’s reflected on how things are going on the field.

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Bryson Goodwin is one of eight Wire first-team players whose current contracts expire in November. Picture by Mike Boden

MT: Looking back to the London game – the guys who came in for you did very little wrong. It must be difficult sleeping with all these headaches they are giving you?

SP: There’s been a few sleepless nights but they are headaches I want to have!

I’m really pleased for the likes of Matty Davis, who came in and did a really good job for us, Harvey Livett in starting and Ryan Atkins got the player’s player award last week.

We had the luxury of pulling a few blokes off early in the game as there were a lot of good performances.

Jace Clark, Matty Davis and Joe Philbin had the opportunity to play a lot of minutes to. The team’s in really good shape, they’re feeling good about themselves and enjoying their rugby.

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Matt Davis earned plenty of plaudits for his performance on debut against London. Picture by Mike Boden

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MT: To the guys that do drop out, has the message got to be to keep plugging away because there’s a very busy period coming up?

SP: For sure – they all have to get their head down and keep working hard which they are.

With Easter around the corner and playing four games in a very short space of time, chances may come.

It wasn’t that long ago that Tom Lineham found himself out of the team after a bit of a stinker, but he’s shown you continue to work hard an opportunity will present itself. He’s grabbed it with both hands.

Everyone’s on notice. You’ve got to perform.

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On any given week, many talented Wire players watch on from the stands. Picture by Mike Boden

MT: The lads are on a real hot streak at the moment – how close do you feel you are to really showing your best form?

SP: I still think we’ve got a couple of pegs to go yet.

There’s a real unity in the team, which is important. It’s infectious and it carries through everybody.

I still think there’s a lot more growth in us and that’s pleasing.

It’s still early in the season and there’s plenty of water to flow under the bridge yet.

Friday is going to be a real challenge. They are a quality team that like to play an up-tempo game like we do.

MT: Do you have to reign in the expansive style for these games or if anything, do you encourage the lads to express themselves even more?

SP: It’s about balance, isn’t it?

We have to get the balance right – that means completing high, controlling where we turn over the ball and defending well.

Those principles of rugby league will never change. The rest will fall into place if we do those things right.

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The Wire have scored 111 points in their past two games. Picture by Mike Boden

MT: You go into this game top of the pile – does that change anything at all for you?

SP: Not at all. We treat every game like it’s our last.

We’re always well prepared and Friday will be no different. We show the same amount of respect to any team we play.

Every time we cross that white line, we’re playing on a 100x68m pitch and it’s game on.

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MT: Were you hoping to be the ones to hand Saints their first loss or were you happy for Catalans to break that mystique surrounding them?

SP: I’ve not really thought about that too much. We’re much more focused about what we can do and improve upon.

We don’t really focus on results around us.

MT: The Warrington end is heading towards a sell-out. How great would it be to see that wave of primrose and blue behind the sticks?

SP: It will be awesome. I know the players love our supporters and what they do.

They go above and beyond with their travelling, even though it can be quite difficult with prices and what not.

We feel we have the best supporters in Super League. Let’s try and aim to have 4,000 Wire fans there.

To all you Warringtonians – get on board and fill that stand out.

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Wire fans flocked to St Helens in their thousands for last year's Super League semi-final. Picture by Mike Boden