Powell and Sutton add to Wane’s injury woes

Injury headache for Shaun Wane
Injury headache for Shaun Wane

TWO more players have been added to Shaun Wane’s mounting injury list.

Sam Powell - who has started the last two games at stand-off - could be out for a few weeks with a calf injury.

Clubby has been our of our better players this year. I saw his stats from Friday and he made about 180m with his carries, which is a great effort

Liam Farrell

And prop Ryan Sutton has been sidelined after suffering his second concussion this year.

Yesterday, it emerged England winger Josh Charnley would be out for between four and six weeks with an ankle problem suffered in last Friday’s 13-12 win against Hull FC.

Logan Tomkins, Dom Crosby and Dom Manfredi could be added to the squad for this Friday’s trip to Leeds.

Captain Sean O’Loughlin is still ruled out, double-winning centre Iain Thornley is recovering from a long-term injury and prop Ben Flower is suspended.

Meanwhile Tony Clubb has been hailed by team-mates for his strong displays during their claggy start to the season.

The ex-London Broncos captain has been one of the Warriors’ unsung heroes, producing an outstanding effort in last Friday night’s 13-12 win against Hull FC.

And as Wigan prepare for a trip to Leeds looking for their first victory on the road at the fourth time of asking, Clubb’s efforts have been saluted.

“Clubby has been our of our better players this year,” said Liam Farrell. “I saw his stats from Friday and he made about 180m with his carries, which is a great effort.

“He carried the ball really strong, he probably doesn’t get the plaudits he deserves from outside, but he’s a really valued member of our squad.”

Former England international Clubb joined Wigan ahead of 2014 and has been moulded into an effective prop by coach Shaun Wane.

“For me, he’s been one of our better players this year,” said halfback Matty Smith.

“He does all the little things which a lot of people probably don’t notice.

“For example, when he pressures the kicker, it then means Matty Bowen is catching the ball on the full and we’re starting the set in a much better position.

“It’s small efforts like that which can have a big impact. He’s been a great signing by Waney.”