Carney Set For London Return

Brian Carney gave Wigan fans some good news on Wednesday night. The Great Britain winger told Boots 'n' All that he is back in training and expects to return to the first-team fold in three weeks time.

That means his first appearance of the Super League X season could come in front of the Sky Sports cameras agains London Broncos at Griffin Park.

"I had my first full day of training this week, so I am looking to back in three weeks," he said. "It was at full-stretch, but there was no contact.

"There won't be contact until the hole's filled in."

Carney has missed the start of the campaign - a 15-4 win over Salford and an 18-6 defeat by Wakefield - with an ankle injury picked up in pre-season after damaging his hamstring on Great Britain duty in the Tri-Nations.

Coach Dennis Betts moved swiftly to fill the Davico void, by bringing Frenchman Jerome Guisset in from rugby union side Brive and Carney welcomes the return to Super League of the former Warrington prop.

"It was tragic for Luke, what a good bloke he turned out to be," said Carney. "He has to be devastated not getting the chance to play for Wigan.

"But Jerome is a quality replacement. He's an Australian-speaking Frenchman who will give is a bit of strength and aggression up front, which is what we need."

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