WIDNES Vikings have brought in two loan players from Warrington Wolves.

Full-back or winger Jack Johnson as well as back-rower Sam Wilde have joined the Black and Whites for four weeks with immediate effect.

Denis Betts' troops have been hit hard by injuries, compounded by issues for Patrick Ah Van (Achilles), Joe Mellor (quadracep) and Aaron Heremaia (jaw) in Widnes' Challenge Cup sixth-round loss to Warrington yesterday.

Johnson, 21, who hails from Audenshaw in Manchester, has appeared in The Wire first-team four times this year, adding to his seven previous call-ups since his debut in September, 2015.

Wilde, 21, a member of Wolves' 2016 Grand Final side that lost to his home-town club Wigan at Old Trafford last October, is yet to feature in Tony Smith's side this season but has appeared for their reserves on four occasions.

Betts, head coach of Vikings, said: "We are pleased to have secured Sam and Jack at a time when we are facing injury challenges and need additional cover.

"Both players are talented, have a number of positive playing qualities and will enhance the squad during their time here."

He added: "I would like to thank Warrington Wolves for their support with these loan moves."