Team News: Wigan v Hull KR (Fri)

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Wigan are without Sean O’Loughlin and Joe Greenwood for this Friday’s visit of Hull KR.

O’Loughlin, 36, left the field early against Salford with an achilles injury that is set to rule him out for a month.

As for Greenwood, he has suffered a couple of head knocks this season, but Dan Sarginson returns.

Coach Adrian Lam told the club’s official website: “Then we’ve got Joe Greenwood who’s out too. We will follow the protocol of head knocks and the return to the field policy, making sure we do the right thing by that.”

Hull KR will be looking to build on their win over Hull FC last weekend, having been involved in some close games since Tony Smith took charge, not least the 19-18 defeat they suffered at the hands of Wigan last month.

They make one change to their 19-man squad, with Jimmy Keinhorst coming in for Tommy Lee.

Gordon’s gamble: On-loan Matt Parcell to do it again with the last try of the match is 25/1.

Wigan 19-man squad: Bullock, Burgess, Byrne, Clubb, Escare, Farrell, Gildart, Hankinson, Hardaker, Isa, Leuluai, Marshall, Navarrete, Partington, Powell, Sammut, Sarginson, Smithies, Williams.

Hull KR 19-man squad: Quinlan, Hall, Crooks, Keinhorst, Shaw, McGuire, Mulhern, Masoe, Tomkins, Hauraki, Garbutt, Atkin, Lawler, Linnett, Drinkwater, Murray, Livett, Johnson, Parcell.

Wigan are building some momentum and they are 3/10 favourites, with Hull KR out at 3/1 for back-to-back victories.

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