WARRINGTON Wolves know just how dangerous the exuberance of youth can be.

After all, they very nearly caught Salford Red Devils out with it just a fortnight ago when a young Wire team stormed into an 18-0 lead before gallantly falling 20-18.

Tonight, the shoe will be on the other foot as a youthful Leeds Rhinos side arrive at The Halliwell Jones Stadium and The Wire will be hoping for a much more comfortable evening.

With the Challenge Cup Final just four days away, Rhinos head coach Richard Agar – a former Warrington assistant coach during Tony Smith’s tenure – has kept his star names wrapped in cotton wool.

While Wolves head coach Steve Price insists his side will not underestimate the much-changed Leeds side they are faced with this evening, he has called on his side to be “ruthless” as they aim to snap a three-match losing streak.

“We prepare for the best version of every team we face and Tuesday is no different,” he said.

“Every team we come up against, we give them the utmost respect.

“We certainly won’t be underestimating Leeds. I’m sure they will be well-prepared as we will be.

“We have a really good opportunity to get back to winning ways. The boys have come back in after Friday in pretty good shape and we have a couple of fresh bodies to come in.

“It’s important we get back to the style of footy we know works. We’ve been doing it for a fair while prior to this slight hiccup.

“We just need to execute our plays a little bit better especially inside the opposition 20, but I’m confident we’ll overcome it and fix it up.

“You could say our performances have been pretty solid. There have been lapses in concentration and communication at times, but there’s a lot of good things about what we’re doing.

“There’s a huge amount of effort, intensity and will to win. We just need to tidy up a couple of things.

“We need to be more ruthless and finish teams off when we do get in front. We need to put our foot to the throat.”