Wakefield have recalled Zimbabwe-born prop Titus Gwaze from a loan spell at Oldham.
Gwaze, 19, has gone straight in the Trinity squad for Sunday’s trip to Salford and is on stand-by to make his Super League debut in case front-rower Anthony England fails to shake off a back injury.
Coach Chris Chester said: “I’ve had to train out there today to make up the numbers, that’s the state we’re in.
“I’ve had to call Titus Gwaze from his loan spell so we’ve got 18 players this week. He will bring us some energy.
“Anthony England is struggling with his back and, if he doesn’t pull through, Titus will make his debut for the club, which will be great.”
Gwaze has made 14 appearances for Oldham so far this season, scoring one try.