A SHORT break from fixtures may be just what Warrington Wolves need.

The Wire are now not in action until Monday, October 26, when they face a crucial trip to France to take on Catalans Dragons.

They will go into their time off having beaten an understrength Leeds Rhinos side on Tuesday to end a three-match losing run in all competitions.

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Head coach Steve Price believes his squad need to refresh both physically and mentally ahead of the final five regular season games.

“It’s certainly come at a good time for us,” the Wire boss said of the 13-day gap between fixtures.

“The guys have been going hard at it for a while, especially on some short turnarounds so it has been quite taxing.

“Mentally, it’s a good opportunity for us to freshen up, to get away from the game and not even think about it for a few days.

“We’ll come back with some really good sessions ready to go for Catalans.”

Price revealed utility back Jake Mamo is a major doubt for the trip to Perpignan after suffering a knee injury during Friday’s 18-14 defeat to Wigan Warriors.

Mamo has suffered a tear to his posterior cruciate ligament, which usually takes between two and four weeks to recover from.

“Having spoken to the medical staff, Jake has a grade two PCL,” Price said.

“He’ll be pushing it for Catalans but he won’t be far off after that.”

Ben Murdoch-Masila missed both games this week with an abductor muscle strain but Price says he will return to consideration in time to face the Dragons.