WIRE fans might not remember him in the picture above, but will do surely in the ones below.

Tyrone McCarthy played in two Wire Challenge Cup Final winning teams, but he will be in the opposite camp on Saturday.

The former Woolston Rovers junior was a surprise selection on the bench when Warrington defeated Huddersfield Giants at Wembley in 2009 - he only had two senior games under his belt at that point.

Warrington Guardian:

But, at the age of 20, Tyke was one of the 17 team members that day to become the first Wire players to win a Challenge Cup medal for 35 years.

Two years later he had another one after featuring in the side that demolished Leeds Rhinos at Wembley for the second time in three years.

Warrington Guardian:

McCarthy's career progressed elsewhere, initially in Australia, but he has already had one taste of knocking The Wire out of the Challenge Cup at the semi-final stage.

He was captain of the Hull KR team that defeated The Wire at Headingley in 2015 and then wore the armband in the final too.

Now he's a stalwart of the pack at a Salford club looking to make history.

Warrington Guardian:

Wire's rivals have not been to Wembley since 1969, when they lost to Castleford in the final, and not won the competition since 1938 when they defeated Barrow.

And Ireland international McCarthy will be showing no mercy to his hometown club in attempting to change that record.

Warrington Guardian:

Tyrone McCarthy with then Wire chairman Lord Hoyle when he was announced to the crowd in 2005 as having signed his first pro contract with the club. Picture: Mike Boden