RATHER than thinking about reclaiming second spot in Super League, Steve Price wants his Warrington Wolves side to worry about things they can control.

The Wire lost the position they have held all season at the weekend, with Wigan Warriors now the team closest to runaway League Leaders’ Shield winners St Helens.

Their ability to finish second is now out of his side’s hands, but Price is more worried about correcting the run of six straight league defeats that has put their play-off spot in jeopardy.

Relegation-threatened Wakefield Trinity are the visitors to The Halliwell Jones Stadium tomorrow and The Wire can secure their top-five place with a win should other results go their way.

“It (finishing second) was in our control and now it’s not due to a number of factors and circumstances. It is what it is,” he said.

“What we can control is a solid performance against Wakefield on Friday, then we’re back in the fight again.

“Our goal is to be a top-two team, but whether you finish second or third, you’ve still got to win the games to reach the ultimate goal.

“I saw Wakefield’s game on Sunday and they were in a dogfight.

“They had Wigan on the ropes and created a lot of opportunities. They will be desperate again.

“Kelepi Tanginoa deserves big credit, Kyle Wood can be electric out of dummy-half and Morgan Escare has given them something different at full-back.

“We’re going to have to be at our best.”

Following last Thursday’s 22-6 defeat at Salford Red Devils, the Wire squad were given several days off in order to recover fully from the previous weekend’s Challenge Cup Final victory and the five-day turnaround that followed.

It appears to have worked, with no fresh injuries in the camp and stand-off Blake Austin in line to return from the ankle ligament injury that has kept him out of the past four games.

“At this time of year, it’s about keeping your mind fresh and stable,” Price said.

“It was hugely frustrating to play with such a short turnaround last week but hopefully, we’ll get that back this week having had a bit of time off.

“The boys look and feel like they’re in really good condition.

“We need to use that as a positive and get back to winning ways.

“We have a quality team here as we witnessed at Wembley, so we need to get back to that performance on Friday.”