Warrington Wolves head coach Daryl Powell’s admission on George Williams and Gareth Widdop

Warrington Wolves have been doing it tough in 2022 so far.

With five losses in a row, pressure has been mounting on new head coach Daryl Powell who, ironically, won his first three games in charge at the Halliwell Jones.

Warrington, however, go into tomorrow night’s game against Salford Red Devils on the back of a barren spell – and that will be made worse by the absence of two key players.

“Oli Holmes has got a slight hamstring tear and will miss this week and will miss Monday too, but I am hoping he will be available for Saturday against Huddersfield,” Powell told Wire TV.

“George has an abdominal tear, but he has run today so I am hoping to get an update when I meet the medical staff later.

“I’m not sure whether it will be Monday or the Huddersfield game.”

For Powell, the omission of George Williams means that his halfback partner Gareth Widdop needs to take on more responsibility.

“We need our better players on the field at the minute, but we need experience, we are in a tough situation.

“I think Gaz has been great and with George missing he has really stepped up.

“He’s been using the voice and experience to drive the team, so I’m expecting him to lead from the front and show us how good he is.”

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