WOLVES boss Tony Smith says the last two Middle 8s games will see him field “as strong a side as possible.”

The Wire, who have won all five of their Qualifiers clashes, are already guaranteed a place in Super League next season with two games remaining.

The first of those sees them travel to Featherstone Rovers on Sunday, kick off 3pm, and Smith says he will resist the temptation to keep his big guns on the sidelines.

Sunday’s game and the following clash with Hull KR will bring the curtain down on Smith’s reign at The Halliwell Jones Stadium and he is keen to go out on a high.

“We’ll be fielding as strong a side as possible and we will be focused,” he said.

“The players are refreshed after a couple of days off and are ready to get the job done on Sunday.

“We wanted to secure our Super League status in the quickest possible time and we have done that. There is something to be said for that.

“Teams are very desperate to secure those spots in Super League and knock us off but we knew we had to just get on with it.

“We’ll pick the strongest side we can and one we feel has the best possible chance of beating Featherstone.”

Tom Lineham will miss the game with an elbow injury, but Smith looks set to be boosted by the return of three players from injury.

Hooker Daryl Clark, second rower Ben Currie (both knee) and centre Ben Pomeroy (toe) have recovered from injury and should be involved at Post Office Road.

“We’ve got three guys coming back in which is a big boost for us,” Smith said.

“In an ideal world, we’d like to find a space for all three of them in the side.”

Clark’s return could come from the bench given the impressive form of Kurt Gidley in the dummy-half position in The Wire’s previous two games.

Currie’s previous two appearances this season both came from the interchanges and he looks set to start Sunday’s game from there.

However, the injuries to Lineham and Ryan Atkins could mean Pomeroy slots straight into the three-quarter line in the centres or on the wing, with Matty Russell potentially switching flanks and Jack Johnson maybe coming into the mix too.

Sunday’s opponents Featherstone, whose head coach Jon Duffy began his career with The Wire, are yet to record a victory in the Middle 8s having drawn one and lost four of their five games.

However, Smith feels travelling to Post Office Road presents “a unique challenge” for any team.

“Home form is a big thing for Featherstone. They are good on their own turf,” he said.

“The pitch is testing. I have had the privilege of coaching on it a few times and it is a unique challenge.

“They will be tough and will be keen to take a scalp in these Middle 8s, just like London and Halifax were. We have to be prepared for that.”