Get the latest on the Wigan Warriors squad ahead of Friday’s home clash against Wakefield Trinity at the DW Stadium – Brought to you by Assured Screening.
Adrian Lam’s men will take on the Yorkshire side in Round 15 of the Betfred Super League (7:45pm K.O.) with the Cherry and Whites hoping to make amends after Trinity came out o top in the reverse fixture in June.
Take a look below to see which players will return from injury for the fixture, and those who’ll likely miss out.
Sam Powell is included in this week’s 21-man squad after missing last week’s win over Huddersfield with a failed H.I.A.
Liam Byrne is unavailable as he recovers from a rib cartilage injury. The forward also missed out on last week’s win over Huddersfield.
Morgan Smithies again misses out as he recovers from an ankle injury.
Zak Hardaker is unavailable as he continues recovery from a neck injury.
John Bateman misses out with an ankle injury picked up while on England duty in June.
Jai Field remains side-lined with a torn hamstring injury sustained during Round 1 against Leigh Centurions.
Earlier this week, Lam gave an update on the Australian as he gets closer to full fitness.
“He’s training back with the main group now. There is still three or four weeks of ‘load’ he needs to get through, which is getting enough kilometres in his legs to reduce the risk of soft tissue damage when he returns. We are all excited for him to get back out there when the time comes.”
Bevan French too continues recovery from a hamstring injury, expected to keep the full back out for the remainder of the 2021 season.
Squad v Wakefield Trinity
4. Oliver Gildart
5. Liam Marshall
7. Thomas Leuluai
8. Brad Singleton
9. Sam Powell
10. Joe Bullock
11. Willie Isa
12. Liam Farrell
14. Oliver Partington
17. Tony Clubb
20. Harry Smith
21. Ethan Havard
22. Jake Bibby
23. Mitch Clark
25. Joe Shorrocks
27. Kai Pearce-Paul
28. Sam Halsall
29. James McDonnell
30. Umyla Hanley
31. Jackson Hastings
34. Brad O’Neill
Wigan Warriors and the DW Stadium are delighted to be able to welcome back all fans to the DW Stadium now the government restrictions have been lifted on stadia.
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