UK Wigan mean business as Adrian Lam fulfils promise for York cup clash last minute news
PremierLeague-News.Com- The Warriors will head to York with a strong side for the Challenge Cup third round match
PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! Wigan Warriors have named an unchanged 21-man squad ahead of Friday's Challenge Cup tie with Championship side York City Knights. Coach Adrian Lam had promised he would show James Ford's side complete respect this weekend, despite being heavy favourites to book their place in the quarter-finals of the cup against their part-time opposition. And that has been reflected in Lam's squad selection, with the Warriors coach resisting the temptation to make wholesale changes as Wigan look to move a step closer to ending their eight-year wait to lift rugby league's most prestigious trophy. It means, as expected, there is no place in the squad for fullback Bevan French, who only began training with the squad earlier this week following his late return to the country from Australia.
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. “He’s doing okay but he needs a couple more weeks to get up to speed with the rest of the squad, and we need to be patient with him.” Long-term absentees Jai Field and Liam Marshall remain on the sidelines, while there is also no place for Oliver Gildart, who is out with a groin strain, and Dom Manfredi, who is recovering from a fractured thumb. Wigan 21-man squad: Zak Hardaker, Thomas Leuluai, Brad Singleton, Sam Powell, Joe Bullock, Willie Isa, Liam Farrell, John Bateman, Oliver Partington, Morgan Smithies, Tony Clubb, Liam Byrne, Harry Smith, Ethan Havard, Jake Bibby, Mitch Clark, Joe Shorrocks, Sam Halsall, James McDonnell, Umyla Hanley, Jackson Hastings.