WHEN Warrington Wolves take to the field with St George Illawarra on Friday night, it will mark another important step in the club’s recent history.

Being selected to take part in the first World Club Series is a feather in the club’s hat.

This is the first edition of the competition with three of England’s top sides taking on counterparts in Australia, the top rugby league country in the world.

For Wolves to be included in that top trio says a lot about the recent progress.

And this weekend will be a vital one for the sport.

If it is to be a long-term contest rather than a short-term fad, it needs hot competition on the field and packed houses for it.

Wolves will be hoping fans get behind it and roar on their heroes under the lights at The Halliwell Jones Stadium.

The last time the eyes of the rugby league world were on Warrington, New Zealand took on Samoa in front of a bumper Rugby League World Cup audience in 2013.

If tomorrow ends up being half as successful as that, then we will have been in for a real treat.

So hopefully people will back the momentum which has been growing this week and back the team.

It promises to be a special night at The Halliwell Jones.

IT IS interesting to note the new application for a Lidl and KFC store close to the Pink Eye roundabout in the town centre.

The application is due to be discussed at the Town Hall tonight, Thursday.

The planning department comes under a fair bit of fire for its decisions.

So it is good to see this particular decision has been put in for objections to the plan.

Anyone who commutes along Sankey Way and Sankey Green Island on a regular basis will know how busy it gets.

So to open a supermarket and drive through on that land is really not sustainable.

Having motorists pulling out onto an already busy road is simply not safe.

Let’s see if councillors back the professional opinion of their planning officers in the Town Hall tonight.

MEANWHILE we can this week reveal the final piece in the jigsaw for Victoria Park.

The new stand being built around the athletics track will create an excellent arena for all sports.

And this latest £4.5 million development is simply another addition to make the park even better.

The new flood walls, play area and paths have already made the park a far better place to visit.

This arena will be the final piece in the jigsaw and should be finished by June.

Let’s hope it inspires the next generation of sporting stars.