Dodds and Ratchford return for Warrington

Tony Smith has named Mitchell Dodds and Stefan Ratchford in his squad to face Salford on Thursday.

The duo have yet to feature this year as they continued their respective recoveries from injury. However, the pair returned to action in the club’s reserve team match against Hull FC on Sunday and both came through unscathed.

Warrington have received an injury blow with the news that Kurt Gidley will miss out due to a concussion. The Australian suffered the blow in the Wolves’ victory over Wakefield last week and has been rested by Smith for Thursday’s encounter. Meanwhile, Daryl Clark also misses out due to a minor calf tear.

Warrington’s squad to face Salford:
Atkins, Cox, Currie, Dodds, Dwyer, Evans, Hill, Hughes, Jullien, King, Lineham, Penny, Philbin, Ratchford, Russell, Sandow, Sims, Westerman, Wheeler