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Wakefield Trinity shock fans with in-form star missing for key Warrington Wolves clash

It’s been a brilliant round of Super League action so far with Huddersfield Giants keeping their play-offs hopes alive whilst Leeds Rhinos saw their chances dented with defeat to St Helens, Saturday saw Wigan Warriors jump into second with a win over Leigh Leopards and the action comes to it’s conclusion today when Wakefield Trinity host Warrington Wolves at Belle Vue.

It’s a chance for Trinity to build on their recent form and pull level with Castleford Tigers on points as the two sides fight it out in the battle for Super League status.

As for Warrington Wolves their impressive start to the season has completely derailed with the Wire going eight from eight to start but since then winning just three games from eleven.

Daryl Powell’s side have since slipped to fifth in the table, just two points inside the playoff spots with their current losing run sitting at five games in a row.

It’s a massive opportunity for Mark Applegarth’s men to secure a win and with the Belle Vue faithful behind them they’ll certainly fancy their chances.

Applegarth confirmed midweek that Luke Gale would most likely feature and with the team news now revealed it’s been confirmed that he starts in the halves.

Incoming loanee Innes Senior goes straight into the squad taking his spot on the wing whilst Mason Lino is the man who pairs Gale in the halves.

There’s a surprise omission for Will Dagger who has been sensational since joining from Hull KR in a swap deal for centre Corey Hall, with Lee Kershaw also missing out.

Club captain Matty Ashurst features in the second-row a day after it being confirmed that he’s been granted an RFL testimonial in 2024.

As for Warrington it’s been confirmed that their recent signing of Jordy Crowther won’t be able to feature against his former club, but Wire fans will be focused on if their star playmaker George Williams is returning or not.

Williams started the season on fire and was leading the Man of Steel race but the turn in form was followed by an injury, which hasn’t helped in the recent losses.

The team news is now in and Williams is back and pairing Josh Drinkwayter in the halves with Matt Dufty and full-back and St Helens bound Daryl Clark at hooker providing them with their first choice spine.

James Harrison misses out following a dislocated finger injury with Matty Nicholson returning to take his place.

Josh Thewlis and Matty Ashton start on the wings instead of Matty Russell and Greg Minikin with the Wolves looking very strong.

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