Wakefield Wildcats: Kirke and Molloy in squad for Halifax cup tie

Ian Kirke
Ian Kirke

Ian Kirke and Jon Molloy have been named in the Wakefield Trinity Wildcats 19-man squad for Friday’s Ladbrokes Challenge Cup fifth round clash with Halifax.

The duo are in contention for their first starts of the season after being sidelined with injuries picked up during pre-season.

Nick Scruton also comes back into the 19-man squad after missing the loss to Warrington Wolves through suspension.

The three players will replace Tom Johnstone, Jordan Crowther and George Griffin, who has returned to Salford Red Devils after completing his one month loan at the club.

Head coach James Webster said: “Ian Kirke and Jon Molloy are named in the squad for the first time this year.

“We were hoping that Chris Annakin would be available but he pulled up a bit sore from training.”

The Wildcats 19 man squad is: Joe Arundel, Pita Godinet, Craig Hall, Ian Kirke, Danny Kirmond, Ali Lauitiiti, Paul McShane, Jacob Miller, Jon Molloy, Richard Owen, Matt Ryan, Chris Riley, Jarrod Sammut, Nick Scruton, Mickael Simon, Daniel Smith, Tim Smith, Kyle Trout, Danny Washbrook.