Guardian sports reporter Matt Turner catches up once again with Wire head coach Steve Price...

MT: First of all, a quick word on the Challenge Cup draw?

SP: I was driving home from Manchester and an RFL meeting and came across the draw.

To win it, you’ve got to beat them all. It is what it is.

I think we must have played Wigan five or six times last year and we’ll be getting up that high again this year.

It’s at our home ground so the boys I’m sure will be excited to play against another quality team.

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Warrington Guardian:

Memorable scenes from when The Wire dispatched Wigan in last year's Challenge Cup quarter-final. Picture by Mike Boden

MT: Onto Friday now – with Jake still injured and Tommy banned for Friday, there’s a bit of a conundrum for you to solve on the wing isn’t there?

SP: I’ve still got a number of players who have played on the wing over the years available. It’s not a major issue.

Bryson’s played internationals for New Zealand on the wing, so it’s not an issue for us one bit.

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MT: There was a bit of paper talk last week about Bryson and South Sydney – is he one you’d like to get tied down to a longer contract?

SP: I’ve got a huge amount of respect for Teddy. He’s been a great player in the NRL but he’s been a big asset for us here too.

We’ve put a good deal to Bryson, but he needs to sit down with his family and make that decision.

We all have a huge amount of respect for Bryson and he’ll make that decision in due course.

Warrington Guardian:

Bryson Goodwin has a contract extension offer on the table with Wolves but has been linked with a return to South Sydney Rabbitohs. Picture by Mike Boden

MT: You gain one back from suspension in Bennie Westwood – he must be tearing the place down ready to go after four games in the stands?

SP: Yeah Ben’s been ready to go for a while. He’s fresh and has been doing everything right in and around the training pitch.

He’s another one who I need to consider for Salford. I’ve got a really good headache for this weekend.

It’s not just Ben Westwood, it’s people like Sitaleki Akauola and Harvey Livett who are banging on the door as well.

MT: I’m sure there’s some bruised pride in the camp after St Helens but has it been easy to pick the guys up?

SP: There’s a few bruised egos you could say, which I expect after the performance we dished up.

I’m looking for a big response on Friday, that’s for sure.

Warrington Guardian:

The Wire were well beaten by St Helens on Friday. Picture by Mike Boden

MT: In a way, do you think it will help that you’ve seen the standard you’ll have to get to now?

SP: Time will tell, but I know what type of footy team I have.

I’ve got a resilient bunch of guys who care about each other and the jersey. We dished up a performance that was uncharacteristic of our DNA.

We got some really good lessons out of last week.

MT: Are you a fan of the Easter period as a whole? A few coaches have been very critical of it…

SP: I’m sure the fans love it – it’s been part of the English game for a long, long time now.

As a coach, I’ve got to respect it. It is what it is – we’ve got to get on with it and punch on.

It is a big ask of players in today’s game with the amount of impact and the speed of the game getting quicker and quicker.

People have got to realise there is a duty of care for players, also. It’s a tough one.

Warrington Guardian:

A debut double for Josh Charnley against Widnes on Good Friday - one of the highlights of last year's Easter weekend. Picture by Mike Boden

MT: In Salford and Hull KR, you’re facing teams that are capable of some pretty devastating performances on their day?

SP: That’s right. It wasn’t that long ago that they put 40-odd on Catalans away.

They can attack, but they can leak a few points too. It’s all about our performance this Friday and getting back to what we expect of ourselves.