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Wakefield v Wigan: 21-man squads and injury update

Wakefield and Wigan have both announced their 21-man squads for Thursday night’s round 11 clash at the Mobile Rocket Stadium (KO 7:45pm).

Trinity have had a frustrating couple of weeks, having gone three games unbeaten before losses to Warrington and Castleford.

The Warriors have also tasted defeat in their last two matches, going down 48-0 away at Catalans before being edged out by Hull KR last week.

Wakefield Trinity

Trinity name a 20-man squad, with Innes Senior and Ryan Hampshire returning. Bill Tupou (knee) and Kelepi Tanginoa drop out, while Reece Lyne is set to play for England against the Combined Nations All-Stars on Friday. Joe Westerman is also in Shaun Wane’s squad but has kept his place for Wakefield. Chris Chester is still without Josh Eaves, Jack Croft (ACL), Alex Walker (back) and Josh Wood (jaw).

20-man squad: 1 Max Jowitt, 2 Tom Johnstone, 5 Liam Kay, 6 Jacob Miller, 7 Mason Lino, 8 David Fifita, 9 Kyle Wood, 10 Tinirau Arona, 11 Matty Ashurst, 13 Joe Westerman, 14 Jay Pitts, 15 Eddie Battye, 16 James Batchelor, 18 Innes Senior, 19 Jordy Crowther, 20 Joe Arundel, 25 Brad Walker, 26 Yusuf Aydin, 27 Lee Kershaw, 29 Ryan Hampshire.

Wigan Warriors

The Warriors are only able to name 18 players, with Liam Farrell, John Bateman and Jackson Hastings taking part in Friday’s All-Stars game, while Brad Singleton has been suspended for two games. In their places, James McDonnell is back in contention , while hooker Brad O’Neill is recalled from an impressive loan spell at Widnes. Bevan French (hamstring), Jai Field (hamstring), Zak Hardaker (suspended) and Tony Clubb (suspended) remain unavailable.

18-man squad: 2 Dom Manfredi, 4 Oliver Gildart, 5 Liam Marshall, 7 Thomas Leuluai, 9 Sam Powell, 10 Joe Bullock, 11 Willie Isa, 14 Ollie Partington, 15 Morgan Smithies, 19 Liam Byrne, 20 Harry Smith, 21 Ethan Havard, 22 Jake Bibby, 25 Joe Shorrocks, 27 Kai Pearce-Paul, 29 James McDonnell, 30 Umyla Hanley, 34 Brad O’Neill.

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