Wigan squad to face Salford City

Coach Denis Betts has named a squad of nineteen for Sunday's Tetley's Super League game away to Salford City Reds at the Willows with a 3pm kick off.

The squad includes Brian Carney who has been sidelined since February with an ankle injury as well as Kris Radlinski who has recovered from a thigh strain and young front rower Bryn Hargreaves who is 18 years old from the Senior Academy.

The nineteen are -

Radlinski Dallas Wild Connolly Aspinwall Orr, Lam Craig Smith Newton, Tickle Farrell Hock O'Loughlin Mark Smith Carney Hodgson Cassidy Hansen Hargreaves.

Looking ahead to the game, Betts added,

" Karl has got them playing a solid game at the moment. They are not far off, their shape and their structure is pretty good, they have some decent players that can play so if we don't turn up with the right sort of attitude it will be a very tough day. Going to the Willows, Salford, Wigan games are very very hard, I have watched them on video against Bradford and they played very well. Bradford maybe had a little too much on the edges to get away with it. We need to be up for it both mentally and physically."

In other news:

Wigan Warriors are delighted to announce that young star Sean O'Loughlin has signed a new two year deal with the club which will keep him at the JJB Stadium until the end of the 2006 season.

O'Loughlin is one of a number of young players who have starred for the club again this season, the versatile 21 year old has played in a number of roles in the backs as well as the Loose Forward birth in recent weeks.

Speaking about the news Chairman Maurice Lindsay said,

"We are pleased that Sean has put pen to paper on a new contract, he is one of a number of young players we are looking to build the club around. We have a tremendous youth policy under the guidance of Dean Bell at the club and it is important that we continue to develop local players like Sean."

Coach Denis Betts said,

"Sean O'Loughlin is an important member of our squad and has been outstanding this year. We are pleased that he has put pen to paper on a new contract with us."

Sean O'Loughlin added,

"I am delighted to have secured my future with the club, it is great to play in a side which has a mixture of both youth and experience. To play with the likes of Andrew Farrell, Craig Smith and Adrian Lam is a great honour and I am excited about my future at Wigan Rugby League."