Lineham dropped by Warrington… and set to play for Rochdale

Tom Lineham is set to play for Rochdale in their League One clash with Toulouse this weekend.

The winger, who has scored 10 tries for the Super League leaders this year, was dropped from the Warrington team that lost to Huddersfield and subsequently played for the club’s reserve team at the weekend.

But speaking to WireFM, Wolves chief Tony Smith stated that the 23-year-old’s form has dropped, and could be set to play for the Hornets this weekend.

“There’s a likelihood that he could play for Rochdale this week,” he said. “It’s up to Tommy to get himself back into top form and then he’ll be ripping it up on the wing.”

“Tommy’s form’s been down and he got dropped for it. His form back in reserve grade last week wasn’t great so until there’s injury or he can rip it up like he’s capable of; he’s got to get his game together in another way.”

Lineham is currently Super League’s joint fourth leading scorer and has scored seven tries in his last five appearances for the Wolves.

Rochdale are currently second in League One having won their four opening league games. However, they face a Toulouse side that defeated Championship leaders Leigh in the Challenge Cup last week and have scored 192 points in three league games this season, conceding just six points in the process.