STEVE Price has challenged himself and his fellow coaches to bring out the best in Josh Charnley after he committed his future to Warrington Wolves.

Winger Charnley penned a new two-year contract with The Wire on Tuesday to keep him at The Halliwell Jones Stadium until November 2022.

Having crossed 15 times this season so far, Charnley is behind only Blake Austin in the club’s try-scoring charts.

> Charnley signs new Warrington Wolves deal

However, he has scored only three times in his past 11 appearances and Price says they are looking at ways to get him into dangerous positions more often.

“It’s a challenge for us as coaches to unlock that extra potential in Josh.

“All wingers like to see more ball – we know that. We’re always looking for little niches to improve his output.

“I still think there’s so much more growth in Josh and that’s the challenge.

“He needs to nail those big games and I’d love to see him being recognised on the international stage. He’s got the capabilities to be an England international.

“He’s always putting his hand up and doing the tough stuff at the back end of the field. Defensively he’s been really solid, too.”

> Winger keen to be part of 'something big' with Wire

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Josh Charnley is now contracted to The Wire until November 2022. Picture by Mike Boden

Price has spent the week preparing his side for their Super League clash with Salford Red Devils tomorrow, Friday, kick off 7.45pm.

He will be without Ryan Atkins for the game at The Halliwell Jones Stadium after the centre underwent wrist surgery on Monday.

Ben Murdoch-Masila (ankle) and Chris Hill (suspended) remain absent along with Stefan Ratchford (pectoral) and Kevin Brown (Achilles), meaning Price has named an unchanged 19-man squad.

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Sitaleki Akauola will come back in after being rested for Saturday’s 36-6 win at London Broncos.

The Wire host a Salford side that can already boast a victory at The Halliwell Jones Stadium this season – the meeting between the two sides on Good Friday ended in a 36-12 win for Ian Watson’s side.

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The Wire were humbled at home by Salford Red Devils on Good Friday. Picture by Mike Boden

That is a result that clearly still rankles with Price.

“The game on Good Friday still hurts us,” he said.

“We were embarrassed that day and it’s a performance we’re all filthy with.

“We get the opportunity to turn that around this Friday and we’re keen for it.

“Our attitude has to be right from minute one but we’re excited for the challenge.

“Their forward pack is doing some really good things and they have Joey Lussick playing off the back of that.

“We all know what Jackson Hastings can do but someone who doesn’t get a lot of credit for them is Niall Evalds.

“I think he’s up there in terms of tries scored and he’s always buzzing around.

“Our challenge is to deliver a really strong performance because they are a good football team.”​