Smith hoping to welcome back duo for Sunday

Warrington Wolves coach, Tony Smith admits that whilst it is frustrating to lose another player to suspension this week, he is hoping to offset that by welcoming back two members of the squad for this weekend’s game at Wakefield.

Smith lost prop, Ashton Sims to suspension, after an incident during their win against Wigan, and he also has James Laithwaite, Ben Currie and Anthony England on the sidelines.  However, he the Warrington Guardian that two players – including the versatile Gary Wheeler – could make their return to the side on Sunday to soften the blow of losing Sims.

“Losing five of them, all within a couple of weeks of each other, has hurt us,” said Smith. “But on the positive side we’ll have three returning from suspension for the midweek game (against St Helens).

“We’ll be using Toby King and Gaz Wheeler somewhere but we’re not quite sure yet, as we haven’t finalised the team.  Toby has been able to rehabilitate very quickly and is looking positive; he’s not certain but we’ll run the eye over him this week.”

Smith also confirmed that youngster, Harvey Livett is in contention, and that the young forward, Sam Wilde will retain his place in the side after an impressive showing against Wigan.

“Harvey Livett could be there if needed,” said Smith.  “We’re down on troops, and he has a possibility of joining in, as he has been training with us for the past few weeks.

“Sam will be there.  I am looking forward to seeing another display from him as he more than held his own the other day.  He was outstanding – terrific.”