WOLVES are set to be boosted by two key returns for the Magic Weekend clash with Wigan Warriors on Saturday, kick off 7pm.

Joe Westerman and Daryl Clark have both been training with the squad this week and are in contention for a place in Tony Smith’s side for the game at Newcastle’s St James’ Park.

Loose forward Westerman has not played since aggravating a neck injury in the 34-10 defeat to former club Hull FC on April 28.

Clark’s absence with a hamstring strain goes further back to the 26-24 win over Huddersfield on Easter Monday.

However, Smith says both should play if they complete this week’s training unscathed.

Smith also said centre Rhys Evans (shoulder) has a chance of facing Shaun Wane’s side but is less likely to play than his two teammates.

“Joe Westerman should make it. The signs are looking very good for him,” he said.

“Daryl Clark is in with a good chance as well. He’s been training with us fully this week.

“With those two back, it creates a few selection dilemmas and will mean a bit of reshuffling.

“Rhys Evans has a chance but I think he’s less likely. He would be pushing it a bit.”

The trio’s progress is a tonic to news of Harvey Livett, who is set to miss the rest of 2017 with the hamstring injury he suffered prior to Sunday’s 34-20 Challenge Cup victory over Widnes requires surgery.

Ashton Sims will also miss the trip to the north east after he was hit with a one-match ban for standing on Vikings winger Patrick Ah Van’s hand.

Warrington have lost both of their games in Newcastle, losing 20-16 to St Helens in 2015 before surrendering a 14-0 lead in a 34-14 defeat to Castleford last year.

However, Smith says continuing their upturn in fortunes matters more to them than banishing any St James’ Park ‘hoodoo.’ “We’ll need to perform whether we’re playing in Newcastle, Moscow or Atlanta!” he said.

“It’s always a great occasion and we’re playing in arguably the showcase game of the weekend.

“Both clubs will be extremely well-supported up there and the atmosphere will be very special.

“We can’t get too caught up in it, there is still a game to win. We want to keep progressing and we have a great chance to do that.”