WARRINGTON Wolves fans have the chance to enjoy more magical moments when the club returns to its second home later this month.

The Wire will be playing in the Challenge Cup final against arch rivals St Helens on August 24 – a remarkable sixth final appearance in the past decade since beating Huddersfield Giants in 2009.

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St Helens themselves have not been to Wembley since 2008 – perhaps even more remarkably, it is the first time the two clubs have met in a major final.

Warrington Wolves chief executive Karl Fitzpatrick says it shows you cannot take being part of the biggest occasion in the sport for granted.

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Celebrations in 2009

He added: “ Hopefully we will be back next year and for the years to come but St Helens goes to show that is not guaranteed.

“You do not want to be kicking yourselves if you miss out.

“This has the potential to be one of the best finals of all time.

“The two stand out teams in Super League going head to head. Wembley gives you experiences to last a lifetime.

“My dad used to take me every year as a kid. I can still see the purple of the Silk Cut Challenge Cup programme and my Wigan rosette.

“You never get sick of going there.”

Wolves chairman Stuart Middleton said the supporters have a big part to play if the Wire are to lift the cup for the first time since 2012.

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Stuart Middleton in 2016

“We do not take the fans for granted. We need their support,” he explained.

“It is important they get behind the team, it really does make a difference.”

In last weekend’s semi-final win over Hull, it was one roar which helped Wire get over the line according to Fitzpatrick.

“The noise was unbelievable in the semi final,” he said. “When Hull got that drop out with three minutes to go, we had just lost Bryson Goodwin and there was huge support from the fans as the players gathered for the drop out.

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Celebrations after beating Hull last weekend

“That make a big difference in us holding out and winning the game.

“It is those moments, those memories that you get from going to Wembley.

“It is something magical and you don’t want to miss that experience.”