NONE of The Wire’s injury doubts for Saturday’s Challenge Cup Final will play if doing so risks further injury, head coach Steve Price says.

Ahead of the Wembley clash with St Helens, Price has concerns about the fitness of four of his key players.

Blake Austin (ankle), Josh Charnley (knee), Stefan Ratchford (lower leg) and Jack Hughes (ruptured testicle) all face a race against time to be fit for Saturday’s showpiece.

Price said earlier in the week that the chances of all four being available were “looking positive” but he says he will not put their future health at risk by sending them out at Wembley.

“It’s one of those games that if I feel they’re right, I will put them out there,” he said.

“Mentally, they’ve got to be right, too. That’s really important.

“If there’s a chance of further injury at the back end of the season, though, we won’t risk them.

“I’ve got some tough decisions to make but they will be the right decisions for the team.”

Ratchford suffered his injury during Friday’s 20-6 Super League defeat to Wigan Warriors – The Wire’s fifth league loss in a row.

Austin and Hughes were both hurt against Catalans Dragons earlier this month and have missed the past two games while Charnley has been absent since the Challenge Cup semi-final win over Hull FC on July 27.

Wire supporters will be hoping all four can play a part in reversing their side’s wretched form in a Challenge Cup Final that will see them walk out at Wembley as huge underdogs.

With that in mind, however, Price says he will “release the shackles” from his side against red-hot favourites Saints.

“There’s no pressure on us, it’s all on St Helens,” he said.

“We’re not playing great football at the moment, but it’s a totally different competition. It’s Wembley week and we’re playing against the best team in Super League.

“They’re raging favourites and I think we’re the biggest underdogs in Challenge Cup Final history, but we’re happy with that.

“We’ll get down there, release the shackles and see where we end up.”