STEVE Price says Warrington Wolves must “earn the right” to run up another big score against Hull FC on Saturday, kick off 3pm.

The past two meetings with the Black and Whites have seen The Wire win both games by an aggregate score of 143-22.

Indeed, Hull’s last visit to The Halliwell Jones Stadium ended in their record Super League defeat as Wolves won 80-10 in last year’s Super 8s.

However, Price is expecting a much sterner test on Saturday from Lee Radford’s side, who have won five of their seven games since being thrashed 63-12 by Warrington on home turf on March 29.

“I’m not too sure if it’s something about the way Hull play that brings the best out of us, to be honest,” he said.

“We’ve managed to put a fair few points on them of late, but that doesn’t mean that will happen this weekend. We have to earn the right.

“They’ve got a number of players back who were missing from our last game against them, especially the likes of Jake Connor and a few of the forwards.

“We do enjoy playing them but we’re expecting a really tough game.”

While his side’s recent meetings with the Airlie Birds have seen them sparkle with ball in hand, Price says he is more concerned with seeing the other side of their game improve on Saturday.

He is also wary of any lingering sense of embarrassment in the Hull ranks following their crushing defeat to his side at the KCOM Stadium.

“We have to tighten our defence up a little bit more as I feel we’re leaking too many points at the moment,” he said.

“That will be addressed and I expect a real good attitude on Saturday afternoon.

“We’ll have to be really good around their forwards but they have a couple of dangermen in Albert Kelly and Jake Connor as well as a really sound kicking game from Marc Sneyd’s left foot.

“We’re going to have to be really disciplined in all our actions.

“They’ll definitely be embarrassed and still hurting I’m sure, but they are a much better side now.

“We need to keep playing the footy we’re playing and raising the bar.”