Toronto struggle for numbers after more injuries hamper the Wolfpack

Toronto might not have enough players to field a full squad against Warrington next week.

The Wolfpack lost their third game in a row on Thursday night as they went down to a 32-10 defeat at Wigan.

Toronto boss Brian McDermott had only 17 players available from his 23-man squad by kick-off time, with Jon Wilkin pulling out of the warm-up with a knee problem.

Gary Wheeler, Toronto’s 18th man, was drafted onto the bench and their problems worsened when James Cunningham, who had been promoted to the starting line-up in place of Wilkin, limped off after only six minutes.Brian

The Canadian club were already without half-back Joe Mellor, who has broken a bone in his hand and they lost prop Gadwin Springer to a head knock.

McDermott commented: “Jon Wilkin’s knee locked.

“He couldn’t straighten it. And then we lost James Cunningham in the first few sets so we were on the back foot from the start.

“It was a bit of a challenge but since round one we’ve improved and tonight we improved again. We are adding elements to our game every week. I thought we were good for a win for a fair while.”

Toronto face Warrington at the Halliwell Jones Stadium next Friday, 7:45pm kick-off.

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  1. Do not really understand why Toronto are in such a dire situation regarding squad size. SBW is a marquee signing and does not form part of salary cap. Looking at the rest of the squad no big salary names (or perhaps here lies the problem, average players being overpaid ?)Late to be sorting this out now. Lack of professionalism by a Superleague Club… certainly looks like it.Anyone shed light on this ?

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