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Warrington Wolves likely to be without Richie Myler and Adrian Morley for Wakefield Trinity Wildcats match
WARRINGTON Wolves will be missing at least one of their leading lights when Wakefield Trinity Wildcats come to town on Saturday, kick off 3pm.
Skipper Adrian Morley suffered a severe dead leg during his 500th career appearance at Castleford’s Wheldon Road ground, while doubts surround the availability of Richie Myler after the scrum half was carried off with a knee injury in the comeback victory on Sunday.
The 23-year-old England playmaker fell to the floor clutching his right knee in the 76th minute of the 40-30 win – the same knee in which he had suffered ligament damage that had kept him out of action since June.
At the time of going to press, Wolves had only revealed that Myler is to undergo ‘a review’ of the injury on Friday, suggesting that the former Salford City Reds man could miss out on the squad to face Wakefield Trinity Wildcats.
Morley hobbled off against Cas but the 36-year-old prop admitted yesterday, Wednesday, that scans have revealed the injury could have been much worse.
“There is no structural damage, both the ligaments and cartilage are intact,” he said.
“I am still struggling to walk, but it is not as serious as it could have been. I am hoping it will settle down in the next couple of days and I will hopefully be back for the Widnes game next Thursday.”
There are also still doubts around the fitness of Michael Monaghan, Mike Cooper (knee) and Brett Hodgson (knee) after they missed round 23, a victory that Morley believes rescued Wolves’ hopes of winning one of the two remaining pieces of silverware available to them.
“I believe that if we would have lost there, then our chances of winning the League Leader’s Shield would have disappeared,” he said.
“The overwhelming feeling in the club has been one of dejection following the Challenge Cup defeat, but we have to crack on.
“There are two trophies still to fight for and we have no option but to put all of our eggs in the Grand Final basket and go hell for leather towards the League Leaders’ Shield and Old Trafford.”
That push continues with the visit of Wakefield, who have shown good form in narrow losses to Bradford Bulls and Leeds Rhinos in recent weeks, while also pushing Wolves to the wire during April’s 41-34 defeat at Belle Vue.
“Wakefield arrive knowing how to attack a team, they really know how to cause problems for you,” said Morley, “It is going to be tough again on Saturday.”
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