STEVE Price admitted some of his Warrington Wolves side's play against Swinton Lions was "unacceptable."

He paid tribute to the Championship side, who troubled The Wire on plenty of occasions and led for much of the first half before eventually succumbing to a 32-8 defeat.

Price says he found the game "frustrating to watch" and was merely happy to see his side book their spot in the Challenge Cup quarter finals, where Catalans Dragons lie in wait.

"There was a lot of things we’re not happy with about that game. We’re just glad to get through," he said.

"There were some good parts but some parts were just unacceptable.

"As a collective, we need to be better. It was a frustrating game to watch.

"I’m going to pay a huge amount of respect to the opposition.

"Swinton were fantastic – they had a really big go, they tried to unsettle us.

"They spoiled the ruck quite well, moved the ball well and asked us big questions.

"We need to pay a lot of respect to them."

Toby King crossed twice as Warrington eventually scored six tries, with Tom Lineham, Blake Austin, Matty Ashton and Danny Walker also crossing.

A Luis Roberts try and two Martyn Ridyard goals had the Lions 8-4 ahead in the opening period before three tries in the final 10 minutes before half time swung the game Warrington's way.

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Ashton was forced off late on against his former club with a head injury but Price said he should be fine to face Hull FC next week.

For that game, Gareth Widdop, Mike Cooper and Jack Hughes are also set to come back into the fold.

On Ashton's injury, Price said: "He got a bit of a head knock with 11 to go.

"He’s pretty good in the changing rooms and he remembers the game pretty clearly.

"I don’t think there will be too much wrong with him for next week.

"He’s part of the furniture here. He’s had a lot of good memories here so it was a shame he couldn’t finish the game."

On the trio who missed out, he said: "It was more about giving some other guys an opportunity.

"There was a little bit of caution involved with it as well but all will be fine for next week."