SQUAD NEWS: Russell and Riley return for Warrington Wolves' trip to London

Matty Russell has recovered from a foot injury

Matty Russell has recovered from a foot injury

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WARRINGTON Wolves have welcomed full back Matty Russell and prop Glenn Riley back from injury ahead of their trip to The Hive to face London Broncos on Sunday, kick off 3pm.

Russell, who has been on the sidelines with a foot injury picked up during the pre-season trip to Australia, could make his Super League debut this weekend, while Riley returns to the squad after picking up an injury in round one.

Former Featherstone Rovers prop Anthony England and the injured Ben Harrison (hamstring) make way in the 19-man squad.

Wolves’ head of coaching and rugby Tony Smith said: “London are a bit of an unknown quantity to some degree.

“They haven’t had much time to put a squad together but they’ve managed to do that and to come up with a credible performance on the weekend.

“They are going to be a difficult team for us; and a challenging team.

“We don’t know much about some of their individuals but we’ll do our homework over the next few days and get prepared."

To add to that air of mystery Broncos have drafted in Kiwi three-quater Denny Solomona, who is due to fly into the UK tomorrow morning, into the 19-man squad.

The New Zealand youngster, who was previously with Melbourne Storm, was signed at the beginning of the year but has been waiting for his visa application to be processed.

Broncos picked up a number of injuries at Bradford, which has meant several changes to the squad.

Full-back Nesiasi Mataitonga and three-quarter James Duckworth both suffered hamstring injuries and are likely to be out for up to six weeks.

Prop James Greenwood has a knee problem and looks to be side-lined for a fortnight while Will Lovell could be out for up to 10 weeks after snapping ankle ligaments in training.

James Woodburn-Hall is still suffering from a dead leg but could be back within the next week or so while Joel Wicks looks to be out for a month with a hamstring injury.

Mason Caton-Brown and skipper Matt Cook both took heavy knocks at the weekend but both have been included alongside Jon Wallace, who returns to the squad

Mikey Bishay, who didn't make the 17 at Bradford, is again included for consideration at half back while full-back Iliess Macani, who has yet to make a Super League appearance this season, makes the squad.

Wolves 19-man squad to face London Broncos: Roy Asotasi, Ryan Atkins, Chris Bridge, Ben Currie, Ben Evans, Rhys Evans, Micky Higham, Chris Hill, James Laithwaite, Joel Monaghan, Michael Monaghan, Richie Myler, Gareth O’Brien, Gene Ormsby, Stefan Ratchford, Glenn Riley, Matthew Russell, Trent Waterhouse, Ben Westwood.

London 19-man squad to face Wolves: Jordan Atkins, Michael Bishay, Mason Caton - Brown, Matthew Cook, James Cunningham, Joshua Drinkwater, Ben Farrar, Carl Forster, Alex Foster, George Griffin, Olsi Krasniqi, Iliess Macani, Michael Mcmeeken, Thomas Minns, Scott Moore, Jamie O'callaghan, Nick Slyney, Denny Solomona, Jon Wallace.

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