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Simon Grix returns for Warrington Wolves' match against Bradford Bulls
2:14pm Friday 27th July 2012 in Wolves news
WOLVES boss Tony Smith has named Simon Grix in his 19-man squad to face Bradford Bulls at the Halliwell Jones Stadium on Sunday, kick off 3pm.
The 26-year-old has missed several matches after suffering a torn pectoral muscle, but was always hopeful of returning in time for this match as he attempts to secure his place in Wolves' squad for the Challenge Cup final.
Wolves also welcome Ben Harrison back from the sickness that caused him to pull out of Wolves' trip to Castleford at late notice, though second rower Trent Waterhouse and centre Chris Bridge again miss out after suffering knee problems following the Challenge Cup semi-final victory over Huddersfield Giants.
There are some surprise changes to Wolves' squad, with the absent Ryan Atkins likely to be replaced by young flyer Rhys Evans in the starting line-up and Micky Higham not named in the 19-man squad for the first time in several weeks as Michael Monaghan makes his recovery from knee surgery.
Veteran full back Brett Hodgson is also missing from the squad list, with Smith admitting on Wednesday that the Aussie general has been suffering from back pain and various other knocks as a result of the gruelling matches Wolves have faced in recent weeks.
Smith said: "The Bulls have had some challenges to overcome and have recently been docked some points from the league table so they fall out of the top eight.
"They will feel aggrieved by that and have certainly used the rest of the adversity that they have had this year as motivation so no doubt they'll add that onto the pile of motivation they already have.
"We have a healthy respect for them and they have performed pretty consistently this year.
"We've got to make sure we get out there and give the best performance we can and if we do that we give ourselves every chance for a victory."
Wolves' 19-man squad: Matty Blythe , Lee Briers , Garreth Carvell , Mike Cooper , Rhys Evans, Simon Grix, Ben Harrison , Chris Hill, Tyrone McCarthy , Joel Monaghan, Michael Monaghan , Adrian Morley , Richie Myler, Gareth O'Brien, Stefan Ratchford, Chris Riley , David Solomona, Ben Westwood , Paul Wood .