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Warrington Wolves set to make amends in France, says Carvell
Garreth Carvell is not concerned that Wolves' young players will be overwhelmed by the importance of Sunday's fixture
GARRETH Carvell is not worried by the prospect of some of Wolves’ youngest talent playing against Catalan Dragons in the Challenge Cup tie in Perpignan on Sunday.
With a strong chance that Michael Monaghan and Adrian Morley will not be fit enough to return for the quarter final clash with Trent Robinson’s side at the Stade Gilbert Brutus, Wolves boss Tony Smith may be required to place his faith in some of his younger players.
Among the likeliest candidates for reappearance in France is 19-year-old hooker Brad Dwyer, who played in Wolves’ heavy defeat in France last month as cover for Michael Monaghan.
Despite Wolves’ nervy 24-20 victory over Salford City Reds with a team that included several names from the under 20s, Carvell is satisfied that the importance of Sunday’s fixture will not overwhelm his younger squadmates.
“I don’t think because they are younger guys that they are more likely to be affected by the occasion,” he said.
“These young guys train with us every day, they are part of the first team like any other player and are ready to slot in.
“They are there because they are able to do a job and I think we have seen that in their performances.”
The 31-year-old also believes that uncharacteristic defeat will provide its own inspirtation for his teammates, regardless of their age or experience.
“We got spanked last time and we did not like that at all. To go all that way and to underperform was bitterly disappointing,” he said.
“But we didn’t just underperform, we gave in at the end and that is just not us.
“So we want go over there and make amends, not just because it is the cup but because of our own pride.”