WARRINGTON Wolves emerged from their win over Catalans Dragons unscathed as preparations for their second game in eight days begin.

Chris Hill and Matt Davis were taken off the field after suffering head knocks during the 30-16 win at the Halliwell Jones Stadium this evening, Friday.

Davis did later return to the action, while Chris Hill was passed fit to do so.

As a result, head coach Steve Price faces no fresh injury concerns going into the midweek clash with Salford Red Devils.

The Wolves boss could be tempted to rotate his squad on Tuesday, with a Challenge Cup clash against Salford coming up next weekend.

He said in his post-match press conference: “It was a tough game tonight.

“We’ve got a short turnaround on Tuesday, so we’ll see how we pull up tomorrow and what team we’ll put out.

“It may present an opportunity.

“Matty went back out there and Hilly was keen to go back out there, but time ran out.

“They’ll be back fine.”

Price confirmed that Stefan Ratchford was rested against Les Dracs, having filled in at loose forward and in the halves over recent weeks as Warrington’s squad was depleted by coronavirus protocols.

He added: “Stef’s played some big minutes, and in the forwards for us too.

“I just thought it was best to give him a night off tonight and get him right for next week.”

Price also thanked the French outfit for their efforts in ensuring the game went ahead.

Catalans had a nightmare journey to the north west of England, with high winds meaning that their plane had to take off from Toulouse instead of Perpignan this afternoon – resulting in an added two-and-a-half hour drive across south west France.

They arrived at the Halliwell Jones Stadium only around an hour before kickoff, while Dragons coach Steve McNamara estimates that they will only arrive home at around 4am.

Price said; “I thought they had a really good intensity to their play.

“On behalf of Warrington Wolves, I’ve got to give a big pat on the back to Steve McNamara and Remy Casty.

“It has been hard for them, but I haven’t seen any moaning – they’re just getting on with it, so fair play to them.”

Warrington turned on the style at times tonight, crossing for a few really eye-catching tries.

Price said: “I’m really pleased with where the boys are at at the moment.

“They’re playing some good rugby and there’s still a lot more to come.

“We’re in a really good place, and I’m just really pleased for the boys.

“There were a lot of good individual performances but it’s still early days.

“At times we can move the ball to our edges quite efficiently.

“For the last couple of weeks, we’ve scored some fantastic tries through that back five.”

Gareth Widdop returned to the side after a three-week absence, and Price is looking forward to the development of his partnership with Blake Austin resuming.

He said: “He’s a quality player.

“Blake and Gareth were building some nice combinations before his three weeks out of the game.

“I’m confident they can get going again.

“He’s a player that very rarely gets flustered, he’s very calm natured and that rubs off on the team.”