Wigan Warriors have confirmed the club will maintain a dual-registration partnership with Championship side Swinton Lions in 2017.
The teams worked together in 2016 with five Wigan players representing Swinton at points throughout the year.
With a squad of 37 first-team players and a lack of Reserve games this season the Warriors have taken the decision to continue the partnership and will provide players for Swinton on a week-by-week basis.
Winger Tom Davies and centre Liam Forsyth areboth set to feature this weekend against London Broncos.
Wigan Rugby General Manager Kris Radlinski, said: “Having promoted a number of younger players into the First Team this season we have found ourselves in the situation of having 37 players and simply not enough games.
“Obviously only 17 players can play each week for the First Team and with only nine Reserve games scheduled this year we have once again had to look at alternative arrangements to try and help further develop the younger members of our squad.
“Whilst this isn’t ideal and we would prefer a strong Reserves competition across the board we are thankful to Swinton for their help in continuing this agreement.
“We are confident that with Rob Parker, John Duffy and the rest of the excellent staff at Swinton the junior players we send there will be representing a professional and well-run Club.”