WOLVES are likely to name an unchanged starting 13 when they host Catalans Dragons on Saturday, kick off 3pm.

Following a 28-14 win at neighbours Widnes in their opening Middle 8s game on Friday, head of coaching and rugby Tony Smith confirmed there were no new injuries in his squad.

Ben Westwood is available after completing a three-match suspension and Smith said he will be involved against the French side in what will be his 400th game for The Wire.

Westwood is likely to play from the bench, but who he replaces is yet to be decided.

Smith has only been able to name an unchanged starting side once this year, against Castleford in February, but recent weeks have seen fewer enforced changes, something the Wire boss believes is key to their run of four straight wins.

“Bennie will come in somewhere. That will be the one change, who he comes in for hasn’t been decided yet,” he said.

“Continuity makes a difference. People are building combinations together and that’s important.

“Peta Hiku coming in has been a real positive for us, but the fact we’ve managed to keep fit and healthy makes a significant difference to performance within the squad.

“Whether it’s during this period or whenever, keeping the squad healthy and not having to make too many changes is always going to be an advantage.

“We’ve not really had that luxury for most of this season, whether that’s due to injuries, suspensions or worst of all, lack of form.

“We’ve built up some good form over the past couple of weeks.

“Our last outing was a really good performance, for us to go through a game like that and come out of the other side strong is a great way to start the Middle 8s.”

Joe Westerman (hip) is likely to return against Halifax next week, while Ben Currie (knee) is set to play again this season after receiving good news on his injury.

Before that, Wolves faces a Catalans side that lost 24-16 on their last visit to The Halliwell Jones Stadium on June 24.

That game was the Dragons’ first under Steve McNamara and Smith says he can see the difference the former England coach has made.

“We’ve tried to assess some of those and how they differ from last time we played them,” he said.

“You can see some changes in their play and the introduction of some systems. Steve has made a difference already.

“At the same time, we’d like to think we’re a bit better than we were that day as well.”