Printer Friendly

Inglis 'doing well' despite another comeback delay; PRICE INSISTS AUSSIE STAR HAS 'NO PROBLEM'.

Byline: IAN LAYBOURN ECHO Correspondent

WARRINGTON coach Steve Price says he is having to hold back former Australia international Greg Inglis, whose comeback has again been put on hold.

The 34-year-old centre arrived in England at the turn of the year to take up a one-year contract with the Wolves but sat out the first two Super League rounds and watched last Sunday's Challenge Cup tie at Swinton from the sidelines.

Price has confirmed that Inglis, who announced his retirement almost two years ago, will also miss Sunday's game at Hull and while he will not put a timeline on his debut, he insists there has been no hiccup in the player's fight to regain fitness.

"He's training with our squad, doing really well," Price said at his weekly press conference.

"All the players and coaching staff are really excited but he won't be playing this weekend.

"There's certainly not a problem. We're very happy with his progression from where he's come from.

"It's small safety measures now, it's about making sure that, when he does get out to play for Warrington, he stays on the park and he's healthy for the season.

"He's certainly not that far away. We have got to hold him back at times because he wants to do more.

"I don't want to speculate (on his debut) but he's doing everything he can."

Meanwhile, Price says he has held face-to-face talks with winger Tom Lineham over his disciplinary record. The former Hull player was handed a three-match ban for striking off the ball during the Wolves' 32-8 win over Swinton.

Lineham missed the last eight matches of the 2020 season after being banned for a "squirrel grip" in September and, when he completes his latest ban, he will have missed a total of 17 games through suspension since joining the club ahead of the 2016 season.

"Tom and I know where we stand with it," Price said. "I think it's best to leave it at that. I won't be adding any fuel to it. We accept it (the latest ban) as a club and discussions between me and Tom will stay between me and Tom."

CAPTION(S):

Australia's Greg Inglis signed for Warrington over the winter

COPYRIGHT 2021 MGN Ltd.
No portion of this article can be reproduced without the express written permission from the copyright holder.
Copyright 2021 Gale, Cengage Learning. All rights reserved.

Article Details
Printer friendly Cite/link Email Feedback
Title Annotation:Sport
Author:IAN LAYBOURN ECHO Correspondent
Publication:Liverpool Echo (Liverpool, England)
Geographic Code:8AUST
Date:Apr 15, 2021
Words:370
Previous Article:'We will come through this, like always' TRIBUTES TO BE PAID ON 32nd ANNIVERSARY OF HILLSBOROUGH DISASTER.
Next Article:Saints' Simm given short-term loan move.
Topics:

Terms of use | Privacy policy | Copyright © 2022 Farlex, Inc. | Feedback | For webmasters |