Adrian Lam has named the Wigan Warriors 19-man squad to face Warrington Wolves this Friday.
One change from last week as the injured Ben Flower is replaced by Chris Hankinson.
- Wigan Warriors vs Warrington Wolves, Friday 16th August, DW Stadium, K.O. 7:45pm.
Head Coach Adrian Lam has named the Wigan Warriors 19-man squad to face Warrington Wolves this Friday.
The Warriors will come up against the Wire for the fourth time this season after playing them at the Halliwell Jones Stadium on two occasions (one in league and one in cup) and once at Anfield as part of the Dacia Magic Weekend.
Speaking to the media on Tuesday, Adrian Lam highlighted that prop forward Ben Flower, who made his return from a back injury last week, looks set for another spell on the sidelines with a knee injury.
He said: “He’s out with a meniscus issue, he needs an arthroscopy so that will be him out for between four and six weeks.”
The Head Coach also highlighted that winger Joe Burgess will face a late fitness test ahead of Friday’s game.
“On top of that, Joe (Burgess) has a pectoral issue. He’s doubtful. We will give him until the captain’s run to see if he’s ok.”
Skipper Sean O’Loughlin remains on the comeback trail from a pectoral injury that has kept him out since Wigan’s win over Hull FC on 1st August. The 36-year-old is expected to return to action before the end of the 2019 season.
Dom Manfredi (knee) and Tom Davies (ankle) remain Wigan’s only long-term injuries.
Wigan Warriors 19-man squad vs Warrington Wolves:
Joe Burgess, Liam Byrne, Tony Clubb, Liam Farrell, Bevan French, Oliver Gildart, Joe Greenwood, Chris Hankinson, Zak Hardaker, Willie Isa, Tommy Leuluai, Liam Marshall, Romain Navarrete, Ollie Partington, Sam Powell, Jarrod Sammut, Dan Sarginson, Morgan Smithies, George Williams.