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Wigan Warriors bring in impressive forward from Championship club

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Wigan Warriors have brought back Harvey Wilson to the club after the young press impressed in the early stages of the season at Widnes Vikings.

The young prop joined Widnes on what was supposed to be a season long loan but has been drafted back to the DW Stadium.

This comes after an injury worry to Mike Cooper though Luke Thompson should be better after his head knock in round one against Castleford Tigers.

The 19-year-old Wilson plays as a prop forward and played seven times for Oldham, on dual-registration from Wigan in 2023, scoring twice.

Wilson’s addition initially appeared to bolster the Vikings’ forward options following Martyn Reilly’s ACL injury. He linked up with new head coach Allan Coleman at the Vikings, who is a big admirer of the young Warrior. But he is now back in the hands of Peet.

Widnes Vikings confirmed the news in a statement on social media which read: “The club can confirm that Harvey Wilson has returned to Wigan Warriors.

“We would like to thank Harvey for his efforts whilst on loan and wish him all the best.”

Wigan Warriors boss gives injury update

Speaking to the press on Wednesday, Wigan Warriors boss Matt Peet confirmed on the club’s website: “Kruise [Leeming] has an injury to his ankle and Mike [Cooper] has an injury to his knee.

“We need a bit more information on both of them really, particularly Mike – we know roughly what it is, but we’ve no time frame yet.”

Expanding on the injury to the former Rhinos Kruise Leeming, Peet said: “Kruise will probably be two or three weeks. He won’t play this week obviously, but he could come into contention for London or Salford.”

On Luke Thompson, who returns to the 21-man squad for Friday’s game against Huddersfield, Peet added: “We were disappointed for him last week but seeing how he’s applied himself here since he joined we’re looking forward to seeing him out there.

“His health is paramount but he’s certainly applied himself well since then and I think he’s looking forward to the game as much as we are.”

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