STEVE Price says George Williams will “come into consideration” to make his Warrington Wolves debut against former club Wigan Warriors on Wednesday.

The England and Great Britain international half-back’s move to The Halliwell Jones Stadium was confirmed earlier this month but since then, chances to train and play have been wiped out.

An outbreak of Covid-19 within the Wire squad put paid to away matches against Hull Kingston Rovers on July 11 and Leigh Centurions tomorrow.

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With the current situation around the club, Price insists he has not put much thought into how his team might look for the meeting with their neighbours.

However, he expects his new half-back to be available to face his former club.

“We haven’t really thought that far ahead. My concern at the moment is the welfare of the players,” he said.

“Having said that, George will come into consideration for Wigan. Once the game gets a little bit closer, we’ll make more of a call.

“He’s not done any training really like the rest of the players.

“It’s been very difficult with us being shut down, so we’ve just been doing bits and bobs and doing the best we can.”

With Gareth Widdop currently recovering from an ankle injury, Williams may slot into the halves alongside Blake Austin in the immediate short-term.

When Widdop – The Wire’s leading contender for the Steve Prescott Man of Steel prize after a stellar campaign thus far – returns, however, it throws up a real selection dilemma.

Nevertheless, Price insists those are the kind of decisions he wants to make as the season comes to the crunch.

“I want pressure and there’s going to be a lot more applied now,” he said.

“We’re getting towards the back end of the season and selection will be completely performance-based.”

With all legal limits on social contact lifted as of Monday, The Halliwell Jones Stadium will be at full capacity for Wednesday’s match for the first time in 16 months.

With Wigan coming to town and with a potential debut on the cards for Williams, there could be a magical night in store.

“You couldn’t write the script, could you?” Price said.

“Now everything’s back up and running, let’s fill the HJ on Wednesday night. We’re facing a quality team in Wigan, so let’s get the place humming.

“It’s a local derby, Warrington vs Wigan, let’s go for a sell-out and we will put on a show.”