Warrington Wolves arrived back yesterday evening after a week's warm winter training at Club La Santa in Lanzarote and are now preparing for their friendly fixture against Salford City Reds on Sunday 1st February, 2004 at Wilderspool Stadium, kick off 3.00pm. This will be the first time the Wolves have faced Salford since their relegation in 2002.
Head Coach Paul Cullen commented on their training camp, "We have returned from a fantastic facility in better a shape than we were at this point last year. The conditions allowed us to introduce our four new players: Chris Leikvoll, John Wilshere, Danny Lima and Mike Forshaw and those who were unavailable for last year's camp: Daryl Cardiss, Nat Wood, Mark Hilton, Matt Sturm, Richard Varkulis and Jerome Guisset. The work was thorough, intense and the climate allowed us to do everything planned for this part of our preparation."
Ian Sibbit (knee) and Mike Wainwright (personal) did not take part in the trip, but both are expected to be available for the Salford game.