WARRINGTON Wolves boss Tony Smith makes just one change to his 19 man squad from the disappointing defeat at Salford for the visit of Wigan on Thursday evening.
Joe Philbin has been drafted in to replace Dom Crosby who was a late withdrawal at the weekend when his girlfriend went into Labour.
Matty Russell, who also missed last weekend’s game due to a back spasm has recovered.
It is the first time the two sides have met since last year’s Grand Final.
Meanwhile Wigan have been forced to field several youngsters due to injuries for the match at the Halliwell Jones Stadium which kicks off at 8pm infront of the SKY TV cameras.
Ryan Atkins, Matty Blythe, Kevin Brown, Daryl Clark, Mike Cooper, Brad Dwyer, Rhys Evans, Kurt Gidley, Jack Hughes, Jack Johnson, Tom Lineham, Harvey Livett, Declan Patton, Joe Philbin, Matty Russell, Andre Savelio, Ashton Sims, Joe Westerman, Bennie Westwood