Wakefield head coach Richard Agar has included vice-captain Richard Mathers in his 19-man squad to take on Hull FC at the KC Stadium in the fifth round of the Tetley’s Challenge Cup on Friday, kick-off 8pm.
The full-back has been missing since he suffered a ruptured testicle and injured ankle in defeat to Wigan last month and could return in the knockout cup clash against the Airlie Birds.
Paul Sykes drops out from the squad while prop forward Justin Poore retains his place in the squad after he rolled his ankle in the impressive victory over Catalans on Saturday in an otherwise unchanged 19-man squad.
The Wildcats will be looking for a fourth consecutive victory, a run which started in the fourth round of the Tetley’s Challenge Cup against Hemel Stags and a win at the KC Stadium would leave Agar’s men just two games away from Wembley.
The squad in full to take on Hull:
1. Richard MATHERS
2. Peter FOX
3. Dean COLLIS
4. Lee SMITH
5. Ben COCKAYNE
7. Tim SMITH
8. Justin POORE
9. Paul AITON
10. Andy RALEIGH
11. Ali LAUITIITI
12. Danny KIRMOND
13. Danny WASHBROOK
14. Kyle WOOD
15. Kyle AMOR
16. Oliver WILKES
19. Vince MELLARS
20. Reece LYNE
27. Chris ANNAKIN
29. Jon MOLLOY
Dewsbury Rams pair Bobbie Goulding and Lucas Walshaw are in contention to play Keighley Cougars on Sunday while the Wildcats players at Doncaster and Featherstone will not feature this weekend as they have no league fixture.
Wildcats have also teamed up with Oxford RL this season and the newly instated Championship One team host North Wales Crusaders on Sunday.
Gold Members are invited to purchase their tickets for Hull before 5pm today (Wednesday) to take advantage of the £1 discount on tickets for the fifth round of the Cup.
Matchday ticket prices are £15 adults, £12 for concessions and juniors are £10 so buy yours from the Rapid Solicitors Stadium Box Office, Ridings Centre or alternatively call 01924 211611.
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