'˜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.
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.
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.