Gelling ‘killing it’ to give Wane selection boost

Anthony Gelling
Anthony Gelling

ANTHONY Gelling has given Shaun Wane a timely selection boost after being declared fit for their next game.

And the Kiwi centre is in the frame for an instant return to the first-team for next Thursday’s Super League showdown with Warrington.

He was showing signs of what he can do before he got injured

Shaun Wane

Gelling has been sidelined for two months after injuring his hamstring at Wakefield.

But Wane says the 24-year-old – who recently signed a new four-year deal – has been “killing it” in training, thrusting him into the mix.

He said: “He was showing signs of what he can do before he got injured – he was one of the form centres in Super League – and it’ll be good to have him back.

“It gives us the option of putting Joel (Tomkins) back in the forwards, so there’s more pressure and competition, and that will only drive up performances.

“Gells hasn’t played for a few weeks but he’s been killing it in training and he’s a great athlete – he’ll be fine for Warrington.”

Wigan have no game this weekend – owing to the Challenge Cup – but Wane has kept them in training to brush up on their performances.

“We’d obviously prefer to be in the Challenge Cup, but it is what it is, and it’s a good chance to get some good work into them,” added Wane.

“Their attitude has been out of this world.”