Batchelor returns, Vikings name unchanged squad

Wakefield Trinity are boosted by the return of James Batchelor to their 19-man squad ahead of Friday’s Challenge Cup clash with Widnes Vikings.

The forward has missed a good portion of the season through injury but will replace Tinirau Arona who suffered a ruptured ACL and MCL in Trinity’s win over Huddersfield Giants in Super League last week.

Meanwhile, Widnes Vikings coach Kieron Purtill has named an unchanged squad from the one that beat Swinton Lions 32-10.

Ryan Ince, Harrison Hansen, Olly Ashall-Bott, Anthony Gelling, Tom Gilmore and Owen Buckley are not named.

Trinity 19-man squad: Annakin, Batchelor, Caton-Brown, Crowther, Fifita, Hampshire, Hirst, Horo, Jones-Bishop, Joqitt, Kershaw, King, Kirmond, Kopczak, Lyne, Pauli, Randell, Reynolds, Wood

Vikings 19-man squad: Brand, Cahill, J Champelhow, T Chapelhow, Craven, Dean, Freeman, Farnworth, Hatton, Johnstone, Leuluai, Lyons, Norman, Owens, Roby, Speakman, Walker, Walsh, Wilde