STEVE Price says his Warrington Wolves side have “learnt some harsh lessons” following Saturday’s Challenge Cup semi-final defeat.

The Wire return to action on Friday as Wakefield Trinity visit The Halliwell Jones Stadium for a Super League clash.

Price’s men will take to the field with memories of the bitterly disappointing 35-20 defeat to Castleford Tigers still fresh in their minds.

As they seek to bounce back against Chris Chester’s side, the Wire head coach is confident his side can move on swiftly.

"It was a disappointing performance on Saturday. We understand that and we've got to live with that,” he said.

"There's a few things we've addressed as a group – which we needed to – and I'm confident we can move forward having learnt some harsh lessons.

"The Challenge Cup is very meaningful for us as a club and we wanted to have a good crack at it.

"Let's not forget the performance from Castleford - they were fantastic on the day and were deserved winners in the end.

"We deserved what we got.”

Price confirmed there were no fresh injury issues within the Wire camp, with only pre-existing absentees Jason Clark (calf), Greg Inglis (hamstring) and Matty Ashton (ankle) unavailable for Friday’s game.

Wakefield arrive having won their past three games and in order to halt that run, Price says his side will have to improve defensively on what they showed on Saturday.

"I've got a huge amount of belief and confidence in our playing squad to turn it around this weekend that has been playing some reasonable footy over the last couple of weeks,” he said.

"They've got a lot of strike in their offence and we've got to improve and be better defensively."