SL Preview: Wakefield v Hull FC

Wakefield will be able to call on new signings Kevin Locke, Michael Sio, Anthony Walker and Jordan Tansey for tonights’ game, with all four included in Brian Smith’s squad.

The Wildcats are missing inspirational skipper Danny Kirmond, however, due to injury, as well as four other members of the forward pack.

Mark Minichiello, Leon Pryce and Richard Whiting are rested by Hull coach Lee Radford.

Chris Green, Curtis Naughton and Dean Hadley are recalled to the Airlie Birds’ colours.

This is the first of two games between these two sides in five days.

Wakefield (19-man squad): Annakin, Arundel, Godinet, Kavanagh, Kirke, Locke, Lyne, McShane, Miller, Molloy, Owen, Ryan, Scruton, Simon, Sio, Smith, Tansey, Walker, Washbrook.

Hull FC (19-man squad): Abdull, Bowden, Ellis, Green, Hadley, Houghton, Lineham, Michaels, Naughton, Paea, Palea’aesina, Rankin, Sa, Shaul, Talanoa, Thompson, Watts, Westerman, Yeaman.

Stats:

Wakefield have lost their last 16 Super League matches. Their last league win was 44-24 at home to Hull Kingston Rovers on 15 February.

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