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Former Kiwi prop Craig Smith returns to the Warriors line-up for Friday's Tetley's Super League showdown against St.Helens at Knowsley Road 8pm, Smith has been out since 2nd May with knee ligament damage and has missed the last five games.
Also returning to the squad are Gareth Hock and Kevin Brown after impressing in last weeks Under 21 victory at Leeds.
Winger Brett Dallas is out with a fresh hamstring injury while Brian Carney is still sidelined.
Wigan Line-Up as follows -
Shaun Briscoe Paul Johnson Martin Aspinwall David Hodgson Jamie Ainscough Sean O' Loughlin Adrian Lam Terry O'Connor Terry Newton Craig Smith Mick Cassidy Nick Graham Andy Farrell
Mark Smith Danny Sculthorpe Kevin Brown Gareth Hock
Also included in the travelling squad are Ricky Bibey and Luke Robinson,
The Warriors have already beaten Saints earlier in the season at the JJB Stadium 24-22, looking ahead to the game at Knowsley Road, Coach Stuart Raper said,
"Both sides will be fired up for this one, all the players will put their bodies on the line. We have the confidence to know we can beat Saints, we are going to have to be top of our game to do it. I don't think Good Friday will mean a lot, it is a different ground and when you play at Knowsley Road you are playing on a lot smaller pitch and you have to play a different style of game. "