Wane warns Warriors of Gleeson danger

Former Warrior Martin Gleeson and Joel Tomkins celebrate with Sean O'Loughlin
Former Warrior Martin Gleeson and Joel Tomkins celebrate with Sean O'Loughlin

SHAUN Wane has warned his players to be on their guard against ex-Warrior Martin Gleeson.

The centre left Wigan under a cloud two years ago, eventually signing for Hull before moving to this weekend’s opponents, Salford.

Wane said: “He’s one of the best centres in the league.

“On his day, he can be a real threat, he can turn it on. We need to make sure we keep him quiet and put him under pressure because he can score against you.

“It’s going to be alarm bells when he gets the ball.”

Wane yesterday named his 19-man squad for the clash with the Reds at the DW tomorrow.

Anthony Gelling makes a return and Wane admits that if he feels the need to make changes, he will do.

He added: “If I feel I need to do that, then I’ve got Anthony Gelling who is due to play a game and there’s a chance he may play this weekend.

“I won’t do it out of disrespect to Salford.

“If they need a game then I’ll play them.

“But whatever team I turn out will be one capable of getting two points.

“They have some players in there who have real Super League experience in Stephen Wild and Wayne Godwin.

“They’re ex-Wigan players who have a lot of games under their belt.

“They will want to come to the DW and want to play.

“I’ve seen them do some good things in the last few weeks and, as everybody who comes to the DW do, they’ll improve how they play, so we’ll not be underestimating them.”

Warriors’ 19-man squad to face Salford: Greg Burke, Josh Charnley, Dom Crosby, Gil Dudson, Liam Farrell, Ben Flower, Anthony Gelling, Darrell Goulding, Blake Green, Harrison Hansen, Jack Hughes, Michael McIlorum, Lee Mossop, Sean O’Loughlin, Matty Smith, Scott Taylor, Iain Thornley, Logan Tomkins, Sam Tomkins.