Adrian Lam reveals Wigan Warriors squad to face Wakefield Trinity

Ben Flower and Liam Byrne are back to bolster Wigan's front-row options for Friday's Super League game with Wakefield.
Ben Flower has missed two matches due to suspensionBen Flower has missed two matches due to suspension
Ben Flower has missed two matches due to suspension

Flower, who has served a two-match ban, and Byrne are both included in Adrian Lam's 21-man squad.

Their availability will drive up competition for places among the forwards, with Kiwi Mitch Clark already dropping out of the provisional squad - he played in the 36-4 win against Hull FC last Saturday.

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Academy-products Ethan Havard and Oli Partington started that match, with Joe Shorrocks coming off the bench, and all three - as well as forward Joe Greenwood - made strong cases for a chance this weekend.

The only injury is to Dom Manfredi (head knock), with Jake Bibby set to replace him on the wing.

Bibby has spent most of this season at his preferred position of centre but has missed the last two matches.

Lam is without Tony Clubb, George Burgess and Liam Marshall due to injury, while Morgan Smithies is still suspended.

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The coach is mindful of the fact this is the first of three games in nine days.

Wigan's 21-man squad: Hardaker, Hankinson, Gildart, Burgess, French, Leuluai, Powell, Isa, Farrell, O'Loughlin, Flower, Greenwood, Partington, Byrne, Bibby, Smith, Wells, Havard, Hastings, Bourouh, Jo Shorrocks.

Phil Wilkinson's predicted line-up: French; Bibby, Hardaker, Gildart, Burgess; Hastings, Leuluai; Partington, Powell, Havard, Isa, Farrell, O'Loughlin. Subs: Flower, Jo Shorrocks, Greenwood, Smith (with Hankinson, Byrne, Wells and Bourouh missing out).