Kristian Woolf’s men played just two games in June – against Warrington and Hull FC – but he is still sweating over the fitness of a number of key men as derby day with Wigan looms on Sunday.
“Jonny Lomax will definitely be available after a slight quad strain – he wouldn’t have played against Cas but the extra time means he is now available,” Woolf said.
“Joel Thompson, at this stage, is probably 50-50 so we will see how he fronts up during the captain’s run.
“He’s been carrying a shoulder injury for the past couple of weeks and re-aggravated it quite early in the Warrington game.
“He has been out for a number of weeks for us and is a big player for us.
“At this stage all the signs are positive, but we have been really cautious in terms of time.
“We have worked him really hard to make sure he is in a position to be comfortable and confident and not be injured again.
“Matty Lees is not ready at this stage, but we are hopeful he will be right for next week.”