BLAKE Austin has appeared to confirm that he will miss Saturday's Challenge Cup Final.

The Australian stand-off has been in a race against time to be fit for the Wembley clash with St Helens after suffering an ankle injury against Catalans three weeks ago.

However, he has not been included in The Wire's 19-man squad and posted the following message on his Instagram story.

Warrington Guardian:

Wire boss Steve Price has brought people in from outside the named squad to play before - Stefan Ratchford was included in the side for the semi-final win over Hull FC despite not being in the initial selection.

Ratchford himself is named, as are Jack Hughes and Josh Charnley having recovered from a ruptured testicle and a knee injury respectively.

Lama Tasi drops out of the squad, as does the ineligible Matty Smith.

Wire squad: Sitaleki Akauola, Josh Charnley, Daryl Clark, Jason Clark, Mike Cooper, Ben Currie, Matt Davis, Bryson Goodwin, Chris Hill, Jack Hughes, Toby King, Tom Lineham, Harvey Livett, Jake Mamo, Ben Murdoch-Masila, Declan Patton, Joe Philbin, Stefan Ratchford, Ben Westwood