Ex Leigh hooker Micky Higham has been denied a return to his former club by Warrington.
Higham has been linked with an immediate move to the Kingstone Press Championship leaders.
But today, Warrington issued a statement which reads: “Following recent speculation, Warrington Wolves can confirm that the club has received a request from Leigh Centurions to sign Micky Higham with immediate effect.
“Micky is contracted at the Wolves until the end of the current 2015 season and as such the club has turned down this request from the Championship side.
“He is a key part of our first team and one of our more influential and experienced players. We believe he has a big role to play in the future success of 2015.
“Fellow hooker Daryl Clark is currently on the sidelines through injury therefore the club has also called back Brad Dwyer, on loan at London Broncos, for a month with immediate effect.”
Despite the Wolves statement, Higham is understood to be keen on ending his playing career with his hometown club.