STEVE Price has hailed Toby King’s new contract as “great news” for Warrington Wolves.

Prior to Thursday’s trip to Salford Red Devils, it was announced that the in-form centre had committed his long-term future to the club he joined as a schoolboy.

King was due to be out of contract at the end of 2021 and had offers from several clubs on the table, but he has penned a four-year deal to keep him at Warrington until November 2025.

Price’s time working with King will come to an end when the season finishes when the Wire head coach departs after four years in charge.

However, he feels King’s decision to stay can only mean good things for the club going forward.

“It’s very pleasing. It’s great news for the club,” he said after the 24-year-old had scored twice in the 62-18 win at the AJ Bell Stadiu.

“He’s come through our academy system and he’s getting better every year.

“He came up with some brain farts prior to half time but he showed his maturity in the second half.

“He didn’t carry any divots, he went about his work hard-nosed and it showed in his performance.

“As a club and as a playing group, we’re really pleased he extended his stay.”