Lockers’ big night

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HUDDERSFIELD coach Nathan Brown has named a strong squad for tonight’s encounter.

Ex-Warriors Luke Robinson and Lee Gilmour are in a panel which includes senior figures such as Danny Brough, Eorl Crabtree, Keith Mason, Shaun Lunt and Scott Grix.

Warriors boss Shaun Wane said: “I’ve got a lot of respect for Nathan, some of his players are my style of players, and I like the way he coaches. It’s going to be full-on, no doubt about that.”

Brown will operate with a seven-man bench.

The Australian is a big admirer of O’Loughlin, having described him as England’s best forward after a Super League encounter last season.

Huddersfield’s squad: Grix, Cudjoe, Gilmour, McGillvary, Brough, Crabtree, Robinson, Mason, Lunt, Ferguson, Chan, Lee, George, Fairbank, Walker, Molloy, Cording, Sarsfield, Eden, Johnson.

Referee is Thierry Alibert.

Tickets today went on sale for Wigan’s friendly at Leigh next week – their last friendly before the start of the new Super League season.

Wigan have received an initial allocation of 300 tickets for the South Stand (unreserved seating behind the posts) for the pre-season friendly fixture with Leigh Centurions and a Warriors second-string side next Friday, January 27, at the Sports Village (7.30pm kick off).

Tickets are £12 adults, £8 over-60s and students and £4 for under-16s.

Warriors have also received an allocation of 1,720 terracing tickets for the Super League 2012 fixture at Bradford Bulls on February 19 (3pm).

They go on sale to season ticket holders from January 30, Loyal 18 members two days days and general sale on Monday, February 6. Junior (under 16) season ticket holders are entitled to free entry upon production of away junior voucher number one.

Tickets bought in advance will benefit from a £4 discount across the board. Matchday prices are £20 adults, £15 students and over-60s and £10 under-16s.