Adrian Lam plans to rest Wigan Warriors stars for St Helens derby

Adrian Lam plans to rest some of his frontline players in Tuesday's derby against St Helens.
Wigan coach Adrian LamWigan coach Adrian Lam
Wigan coach Adrian Lam

But he has promised fans that his young players will give "their absolute best" in the behind-closed-doors televised match at Salford.

Wigan tonight beat Wakefield 28-16 in the first of three games in a nine-day window.

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And given the importance of Saturday's Challenge Cup semi-final against Leeds, Lam is planning to rotate his squad.

"We'll play a different side on Tuesday night," he said.

"We have a plan in place but we'll know more after recovery."

He intends to select his side tomorrow (Saturday) afternoon. A 21-man squad will be confirmed the following day.

"Although Leeds in the semi-final is a priority - it's a St Helens-Wigan derby, and everyone knows what' they're like and whoever pulls the shirt on will give it their absolute best," he added.