GARETH Widdop is “the best player in Super League at the moment” according to Warrington Wolves head coach Steve Price.

The England international’s stellar form has been a massive contributing factor to a turnaround in The Wire’s attacking fortunes.

Having been lacklustre with ball in hand during 2020, the team are now Super League’s leading point scorers after eight rounds.

Widdop, who endured a stop-start first season in Super League last year, has scored eight tries in nine appearances this season, including a double in Thursday’s 62-18 hammering of Salford Red Devils.

Despite winning 28 caps for his country, the 32-year-old scrum-half is not currently in national team head coach Shaun Wane’s plans for the England team.

Should his form continue, however, Price feels Wane will have to reconsider ahead of the Rugby League World Cup at the end of the year.

“I feel he’s the best player in Super League at the moment,” he said.

“He will certainly be knocking on the door for the World Cup at the end of the year.

“Knowing Gaz really well, he marks himself really hard but I’m really happy with how he’s contributing to our team.

“We’ve changed our offence a fair bit from last year. We’ve tinkered with a few things and changed things up.

“His application and his detail to his training and preparation has gone to the next level and it’s certainly showing in his performances.”