THE 21-man squad has been named, but who will make the final cut when Daryl Powell names his final Warrington Wolves 17 to face St Helens?

Could Gareth Widdop return after three games out? And will there be a senior debut for former Latchford Giants junior Luke Thomas?

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Sports reporter Matt Turner predicts how he feels the 17 will look...

JOSH Thewlis’ absence from the Warrington Wolves side for tomorrow night is an undoubted blow.

He has been one of the brightest lights in what has been a mainly dark season so far and naturally, everybody of a primrose and blue persuasion will hope his knee injury is not a serious one.

For now, though, it has saved Daryl Powell a potentially tricky selection decision.

With Gareth Widdop back in the 21-man squad, expect him to slot straight back into the halves with Stefan Ratchford moving back to his more regular full-back role.

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Could we see a return to the Williams-Widdop half-back pairing? Picture by

That would be the fourth game in succession that The Wire’s half-back pairing has changed, but Widdop and George Williams were meant to be the first-choice partnership.

It is yet to fire thus far and if their side is to have a chance of seeing off the defending champions, it simply has to on Thursday.

With Josh Charnley still out of the fold, it looks like Connor Wrench will continue on the right wing and I would expect Toby King to come back in at left centre, meaning Ben Currie can revert back to the second row.

The rest of the selection dilemmas are likely to come on the bench.

As fantastic a story as it would be for youngster Luke Thomas to make his senior bow on Thursday, it would be an incredibly brave call to throw him in against Super League’s most fearsome pack, which is at full strength.

With no Danny Walker in the squad, that could open up the chance for Matt Davis to come onto the bench due to his ability to cover at dummy-half.

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Matt Davis played for the reserves against Wakefield last week but could Danny Walker's absence open the door for a first-team return? Picture by Bob Brough

A seemingly less likely option could be Riley Dean being among the interchanges to give the option of switching up the spine in-game.

Predicted Warrington Wolves team to face St Helens

Ratchford; Wrench, Mata’utia, King, Ashton; Widdop, Williams; Mulhern, D Clark, Cooper, Holmes, Currie, Magoulias. Subs: Philbin, Bullock, J Clark, Davis