WARRINGTON Wolves are among the clubs in a very privileged position at the moment.

With the country under a national lockdown until next month at the earliest, opportunities to stay fit and active have been severely restricted for the vast majority.

Gyms and leisure centres are closed, so people are limited to exercising either inside their homes or within a close distance outside – and the government advises only once a day for the latter.

Unlike the first lockdown which started last March, elite sport has been permitted to continue so The Wire and their Super League rivals continue to prepare for the new season, albeit with strict Covid protocols in place.

Head coach Steve Price understands how lucky he and his players are to be able to keep doing what they do in these uncertain times and says they do not take it for granted.

“We’re very humbled to be able to keep doing what we love, to be honest,” he said.

“We still come to work and have good fun amongst each other while working hard.

“Mentally, it’s good for our mindset to keep active like we are doing.

“We’re very grateful we’re still able to do it as most others don’t get that opportunity.”

With their last game of the 2020 season – the play-off defeat to Hull FC – coming on November 12, the players had almost two months off before returning to pre-season training.

With the early part of their preparations for 2021 focused on conditioning, it was key that the players gave themselves a good base away from the club and Price says they have done just that.

“They had some hard targets to come back to set by Gards (head of performance Ade Gardner) but a lot of them have come back in good condition.

“That’s certainly showing in their running and skill levels at present.

“There’s some really good challenges set out and we’re in a really good place.”