'˜Outside chance' of key Wigan Warriors stars returning for derby

Shaun Wane will today assess the fitness of four key players ahead of Thursday's crunch derby.

Monday, 16th July 2018, 7:30 am
Updated Monday, 16th July 2018, 5:53 pm
It is hoped John Bateman will be fit to face St Helens on Thursday

Sean O’Loughlin withdrew early into Thursday’s 20-12 loss at Huddersfield with a recurrence of a calf strain.

Wane admitted he was a major doubt for the visit of St Helens.

Forward Joe Greenwood, stand-off George Williams and centre Dan Sarginson all have an “outside chance” of returning.

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Williams has not played since the 14-10 win at Hull FC a month ago.

He flew out to Denver on England duty but was kept out of the Test because of a knee injury.

Sarginson, who has been blighted by injury problems since returning this season, has missed the last three matches.

And his former Gold Coast Titans team-mate Greenwood turned his ankle in training days after a strong debut in a 46-8 victory against reigning champions Leeds.

It is hoped John Bateman will be fit to play after withdrawing from the squad which faced Huddersfield on game day.