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Warrington v Wakefield Match Preview

21st April, 2017

Wakefield Trinity will look to recover from their Easter woes on Saturday when they travel to Warrington Wolves at the Halliwell Jones Stadium, kick-off 3pm.

The fixture which is live on Sky Sports will give Chris Chester’s men the opportunity to get revenge on their opponents, who knocked Trinity out of the Challenge Cup semi-finals last season.

The hosts boast an impressive record against Wakefield, winning four of the previous five meetings. However, confidence can be taken from the fact they managed a 36-28 victory over Warrington at home last season.

Trinity lost back-to-back matches against Castleford Tigers and Wigan Warriors over Easter. Mitch Allgood suffered a broken hand in the defeat to Wigan, while Matty Ashurst also sustained a calf injury in the same game.

The injuries mean Chester has made two changes to his 19-man squad with James Batchelor and Jordan Crowther coming in, Crowther will be hoping to make his first full appearance of the season.

Warrington who had a tough start to the season, losing five consecutive matches, are now in good form winning three of their previous four fixtures and will be looking to build on Mondays win against Huddersfield Giants.

Tony Smith has made three changes to his 19-man squad, Ryan Atkins, Matty Russell and Kevin Brown are back in contention, while Mike Cooper, Daryl Clark and Toby King make way.

Trinity 19-Man Squad: Tinirau Arona, James Batchelor, Mason Caton-Brown, Jordan Crowther, Anthony England, David Fifita, Liam Finn, Ashley Gibson, Scott Grix, Dean Hadley, Keegan Hirst, Craig Huby, Tom Johnstone, Ben Jones-Bishop, Max Jowitt, Danny Kirmond, Jacob Miller, Sam Williams, Kyle Wood.

Wolves 19-Man Squad: Ryan Atkins, Kevin Brown, Brad Dwyer, Rhys Evans, Kurt Gidley, Chris Hill, Jack Hughes, Benjamin Jullien, George King, Tom Lineham, Harvey Livett, Declan Patton, Joe Philbin, Stefan Ratchford, Matty Russell, Andre Savelio, Ashton Sims, Joe Westerman, Sam Wilde.

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