Boy, George is raring to go!

George Carmont
George Carmont

GEORGE Carmont is confident he will be ready to fire when he is thrust back into action this weekend for Wigan Warriors.

Shaun Wane plans to play the centre against London Broncos at the DW this Sunday after he recovered from a broken thumb.

Everygreen Carmont suffered the injury in the opening day loss to Huddersfield, missing the next five matches including last Sunday’s shock 37-36 defeat against Widnes.

Carmont said: “If the coach wants me I’ll be ready.

“It’s been tough to watch, missing out on the wins they had – of course it’s frustrating.

“I’ll be glad to get back and, hopefully, help them to a win on Sunday.”

Wigan are heavily fancied to beat a London side with just one win from six matches, and last Sunday’s shock result should prevent any complacency creeping into the camp this week.

But Carmont added: “We didn’t underestimate Widnes. We spoke all week that if we’re not up to the job we could lose, that’s the same every week.

“And it’ll be the same against London.

“They’ve got some very good players, they’ve recruited well with some blokes who have won Premierships in the NRL.

“If they want to they can play, they can be a decent side.

“But this week will be about us and making sure we get back to doing what we know we can do, and playing like we know we can play.”

Carmont [pictured] is likely to slot back into his left centre spot, with Shaun Wane considering putting young Jach Hughes on ice following a stint in the side.

Wane will name his 19-man squad today, and while the rested players from last Sunday – Sam Tomkins, Sean O’Loughlin, Thomas Leuluai, Pat Richards and Liam Farrell – are available and Paul Prescott is back in the frame, he has a question mark over Harrison Hansen.

The second-rower injured his hip in the game against Widnes and Wane will wait until after training today before making a decision.

Prop Lee Mossop is already out with an ankle problem.

“Harrison is a doubt,” he said. “But he is a tough player, he loves to train non-stop, and he’s got an injury – but I wouldn’t be surprised if he makes it.”