SIX of Warrington Wolves' most promising young players have signed new contracts with the club.

Academy products Josh Thewlis, Ellis Longstaff, Connor Wrench, Eribe Doro, Riley Dean and Jacob Gannon were all due to be out of contract in November but have now committed their futures to The Wire.

Thewlis' deal runs until November 2024 while Longstaff and Wrench have penned new two-year deals until November 2023.

Dean, Doro and Gannon have all extended for 12 months until November 2022, with Dean to remain on loan at Championship side York City Knights for the rest of 2021 before reporting back to Warrington for pre-season training under new head coach Daryl Powell.

“We’re thrilled to be able to secure the futures of six very talented individuals with a lot of promise," chief executive Karl Fitzpatrick said.

“It’s a credit to the youngsters themselves with how well they’ve applied themselves since signing first-team contracts and we’ve seen them showcase their potential when given their opportunity.

“It’s a recognition for our dedicated academy, scholarship and Squadbuilder set-ups and coaches also.

As a club, we are striving to promote more young players from our academy into the first team in the years ahead and follow the journeys that these six lads are on so far.

“Hard-work is the key now and I’m looking forward to seeing their continued development in the primrose and blue going forward.”

Head coach Steve Price added: "“It’s very promising for all of these younger players to have re-signed with the club.

“It’s important they keep their heads down now and work extremely hard on their game to keep improving.

“Josh is an exciting, hard-working young kid who has got a very bright future. He understands what he needs to do to keep evolving his game and is very driven for success.

“I’m really pleased with how Connor is progressing. He’s got a lot of great athleticism and is a local kid with a big future in the Wire colours.

“Ellis is a strong back-rower who plays the game tough. He’s got a lot of good rugby smarts about him and is going to be a really good long-term player for our footie club.

“Eribe is an exciting ball carrier. There are areas of his game which he’s working hard to improve on and there’s plenty more to come from him in the years ahead.

“Riley is a player who can play a number of positions which is really important in today’s game. He’s been impressive while out on loan at York this season and I’m looking forward to seeing him grow his game.

“Jacob’s still learning his craft and it’s unfortunate that he’s had to miss a lot of footie since the pandemic began. He’s another exciting middle and I’m looking forward to seeing him develop.”