STEVE Price says fulfilling the past two Super League fixtures “just wasn’t possible” for Warrington Wolves.

As a result of several squad members testing positive for Covid-19 and others being forced to self-isolate under track and trace protocols, only 12 members of Price’s squad are currently in training.

The situation is due to ease in time for next Wednesday’s clash with Wigan Warriors, but The Wire do not have enough players available to face Leigh Centurions on Thursday.

That game was postponed on Monday after the scheduled trip to Hull KR on July 11 went the same way.

Wolves have previously been able to keep Covid largely at bay but Price admits this latest outbreak has “spread like wildfire” through his squad.

“We’ve been fantastic before this and have been among the top clubs for the lowest number of Covid cases,” he said.

“We run a pretty tight programme here, but we got one in and it has just spread like wildfire.

“A number of players have been hit with it and it’s unfortunate.

“Their health is paramount – we’ve got a very limited squad at the moment but we’ll get a few back early next week.

“Our training facility was shut down last week and we returned on Monday after our PCR results came through.

“We have 12 players training at the moment and we’re just doing the best we can. There’s only a small amount we can really do but we’re keeping it positive and upbeat.

“Last year, we had a period where we lost eight or nine players to track and trace.

“We did everything we could to keep the game afloat and played a couple of games under very tough circumstances.

“As a club, we will always do everything we can to fulfil fixtures but over this last week and a half, it just hasn’t been possible.

“We had 12 players on the park training – that’s all we’ve got."