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Tony Smith taking no risks with his Warrington Wolves skipper Adrian Morley
2:29pm Thursday 26th April 2012 in Wolves news
WOLVES boss Tony Smith has decided to take no risks with his skipper Adrian Morley against Bradford Bulls this weekend.
The England prop, who turns 35 next month, has been suffering with some stiffness in his neck and not played since the defeat at Catalan Dragons on Easter Monday.
His possible selection this week was one of a number of dilemmas facing Wolves' head of coaching and rugby.
Paul Wood, Chris Hill, Mike Cooper and Ben Harrison have led the go forward from the front row well over the past two weeks, while fellow England prop Garreth Carvell is also available again after a two-match suspension.
"He could have probably played at the weekend and could probably play this week but it's whether to take the risk with him while others are doing the job," said Smith.
"If someone's got a problem and plays, that's often when injuries occur and further injuries so we've been weighing up those sorts of issues."
He acknowledged that Morley is chomping at the bit to return to the action and make up for what the player himself described as his worst performance in a Warrington shirt on his last outing in Perpignan.
Smith said: "A player is better being fit in order to rectify things than trying to do so while carrying injuries."