Wigan Warriors coach Shaun Wane has admitted that Huddersfield Giants half-back Danny Brough looks like he is back to his best ahead of their meeting with the Scotland captain on Thursday night.
The Warriors host the Giants live on Sky Sports at the DW Stadium, with Wigan looking to turn up the heat on league leaders Warrington with a victory.
And Wane unsurprisingly identified Brough as Huddersfield’s danger-man, admitting that he’s a huge fan of the talismanic Giants half-back.
“Danny has a great kicking game and he’s been outstanding.
“He’s looking like he’s gripping games, he’s dangerous and he’s looking like Danny Brough of old.
“The middles are running hard and they have huge men.
“But Danny Brough is the man, he’s the one who is pushing the buttons, and that’s our challenge. I’m a big admirer of his, he’s a competitor.”
Wigan have been handed an injury boost ahead of the game too, as two key men are set to return from injury absences for the game.
Prop Ben Flower is back in the 19-man squad, whilst centre Anthony Gelling will also potentially come back in after a number of weeks on the sidelines.
Young forward Joe Bretherton is one of the men to miss out from Wane’s 19-man squad this week.