Wigan Warriors coach Matt Peet provides injury update on key duo ahead of Salford clash

Drew Darbyshire
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Wigan Warriors coach Matt Peet has provided an injury update on forward duo Kai Pearce-Paul and Willie Isa ahead of Sunday’s game against Salford.

Former Samoa international Isa has not played since their 40-18 defeat to Leeds on May 12 due to a hamstring injury.

England international Kai Pearce-Paul has also not played since that same Leeds game after sustaining a leg injury.

Peet provided an update on the duo in his pre-match press conference ahead of Sunday’s trip to Salford.

He said: “We think it’ll be after the (Challenge Cup) semi-final for Willie.

“Kai will be a couple of weeks earlier, hopefully we’ll get Kai back before the semi.

“I don’t mind talking about it now we’ve got a win but I do feel like we’ve done it tough, particularly the leadership element.

“Isa and (Sam) Powell and if you throw Kai Pearce-Paul and Ethan (Havard) in the mix, then we pretty much had a full pack missing for a few weeks and now we get Ethan back but lose Kaide (Ellis to suspension).

“It presents opportunities to Harvie (Hill) and Junior (Nsemba).”

Peet confirmed that the Warriors aren’t due to have anyone back from injury on Sunday, adding: “We didn’t pick up anything too bad last week other than the suspension so it won’t be too different.”

Matt Peet previews Wigan Warriors clash with Salford Red Devils

The Warriors will aim to back up last week’s Challenge Cup quarter-final win over Warrington in their trip to Salford in Super League action on Sunday afternoon.

“I think we’re due to find a run of results together in the league now,” Peet said.

“We’ve got that semi-final on the horizon but we’ve got four games before then and it would be great to find a run of good performances.

“I think this is a really challenging game, with Salford in the form they’re in. With their form in particularly, it is one of the toughest games of the season.

“They all seem like big games but it feels like we’re approaching the business end.”

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