Wakefield Trinity Wildcats head coach Richard Agar has been forced into making two changes to his 19-man squad to face Warrington Wolves on Sunday.
Wildcats are without the suspended Justin Poore and injured Richard Mathers for the Round 12 match and Agar has opted to include Frankie Mariano and Kyle Trout as their replacements.
Captain Danny Kirmond remains in the 19 and is expected to start Sunday’s match at the Rapid Solicitors after missing last weekend’s game at Wigan Warriors due to a sore knee.
Agar’s biggest selection headache is expected to be over who fills in for the injured Mathers at full-back, but Wildcats have healthy options to plug the gap left by the so-far ever-present no1.
“I think if we’ve got one place we cover really adequately in our squad it is full-back,” said Agar.
“Richie’s been the incumbent for a long time and not missed many games. Ben Cockayne’s a really good full-back, Lee Smith’s played a lot of time at full-back as well. Paul Sykes went there for a stint last week and we thought he did a really good job. Reece Lyne’s had time at full-back as well so we’re not particularly worried that we’re not going to have a quality player at full-back whichever way we construct our team this week.”
Wildcats 19-man squad: Fox, Collis, L Smith, Cockayne, Sykes, T Smith, Aiton, Raleigh, Lauitiiti, Kirmond, Washbrook, Wood, Amor, Wilkes, Mariano, Trout, Mellars, Lyne, Annakin.
Wolves 19-man squad: Atkins, C Bridge, D Bridge, Carvell, Cooper, Currie, Grix, Harrison, Higham, Hill, Hodgson, J Monaghan, M Monaghan, Myler, Ratchford, Riley, Waterhouse, Westwood, Wood.