DARYL Powell has confirmed that both Gareth Widdop and Stefan Ratchford are fit to return to the Warrington Wolves side.

However, he insists it is not a foregone conclusion that they will slot straight back into the team that faces Catalans Dragons on Saturday.

Half-back Widdop and full-back Ratchford have both missed the past two games – a defeat to Wigan Warriors and a victory over Huddersfield Giants – with glute and quad issues respectively.

The two-week break from fixtures has allowed both to return to fitness, but Powell says he faces some tough decisions as to whether or not they are brought in to replace youngsters Josh Thewlis and Riley Dean, who have shown impressive signs in their absence.

“They’re both available, so I’ve got some tough selections to make,” he said of the experienced pair.

“The one thing I want to get right this year is the experience of the younger players and making sure they get what they need. They give us that enthusiasm as we’ve seen over the initial part of the season.

“We want to be winning games as well, but there’s some quality young players there so I’ve got some tough calls.”

Powell also confirmed to the Warrington Guardian that no fresh injuries have surfaced and that everyone barring skipper Jack Hughes – a long-term absentee with a dislocated shoulder – was in full training.

That includes prop James Harrison and utility back Greg Minikin, who are both targeting returns from ACL injuries in the next month.

“Nothing new has come up, so we’re okay leading into Saturday,” he said.

“Pretty much everybody is training – James Harrison and Greg Minikin are getting into full training now.

“They will look to be available around the middle of June and from that perspective, I can’t wait to see those guys get on the field and show what they can offer.”