Sarginson sweats on injury scan

Dan Sarginson injured his hamstring against Leeds
Dan Sarginson injured his hamstring against Leeds
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DAN Sarginson may discover today whether he faces a spell on the sidelines.

He was due to have a hamstring injury scanned to determine the extent of the damage.

But coach Shaun Wane confirmed last night he is already a doubt for Friday’s home match against Widnes.

Sarginson limped off in last Thursday’s nailbiting 26-24 win against Leeds.

With the Super-8s looming, Wigan’s coaching staff are hoping he will not be out of action for long.

Although the former London Broncos star has not had the same impact as last year, when he broke into the England team, he remains a key figure in the Warriors backline.

His winger, Joe Burgess, is flying high at the top of the Super League try-scoring charts with 19.

If Sarginson is ruled out, Wane has Kiwi Anthony Gelling ready to step into the frame.

He was dropped for the Leeds match following a sub-standard comeback from injury against Warrington the previous week.

Forward John Bateman did an outstanding job in his place, while Joel Tomkins has also spent a chunk of this season in the three-quarters.

Wigan face Widnes this Friday night in the first of two matches before the season splits for the Super 8s.

Wane must decide this week whether to stick with Josh Charnley on the right wing or recall Dom Manfredi, who missed out against Leeds due to a training ground ankle injury.

The two players are duelling for the one position.

“Josh gave a couple of penalties away, but he finished his try well, so I’ll have to make a decision,” said Wane. Meanwhile, Wigan have made no appointment since assistant coach Paul Deacon announced on Thursday he would be leaving his hometown club.

Deacon was due to start his new role today at Sale Sharks, where he will link-up with his close friend Mike Forshaw.

“My family and I decided it was too good an opportunity to turn down,” said Deacon.

“It’s a massive challenge and that’s one of the reasons I’m going. I’ve been in rugby league all my life.”

TICKETS for Wigan’s game at Hull FC on July 23 went on sale to season-ticket holders today, priced £20 adults, £17 over-60s and students, from the DW Stadium. They go on general sale on Friday.

WIGAN’S Under-19s clung on to claim a 22-20 victory against Hull FC on Saturday.

They led 18-4 at half-time with Oliver Gildart, Gabriel Fell and Macauley Davies scoring tries.