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Warrington CEO reveals salary cap space and hints at where they will strengthen

It’s been well documented the impressive way that Warrington have managed to work their salary cap to facilitate some major signings this off-season.

The Wire have raided France by signing three members of the 2022 Catalans Dragons in Sam Kasiano, Gil Dudson and Josh Drinkwater.

They have also gone down under to seek Australian veterans in a bid to re-establish leadership, signing Paul Vaughan and Josh McGuire.

Daryl Powell is putting together a squad that can compete it seems after last season’s dismal performance where the Wolves flirted with relegation, eventually finishing 11th.

A shock re-signing of Matty Russell also happened but the Primrose and Blue still have cap space left according to their Chief Executive Karl Fitzpatrick.

Speaking at a fan’s forum event, Fitzpatrick was quizzed by fans on whether recruitment had finished for 2023.

“We’ve still got a bit of space left over despite the new recruits,” he revealed. “We’ve still got a bit of salary cap space left so we’ll go into the season, unless something pops up before the start of the season, keeping our powder dry for the right player.”

It’s unclear how much space the Wolves have left or which players they are targeting, but when asked about a lack of depth at centre Fitzpatrick did hint that they may look to recruit in that position.

He said: “As touched on earlier we have got some salary cap space available should the opportunity present and that (Ratchford at centre) doesn’t work out.”

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