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Brett Kearney: may miss out due to last week's concussion

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Lee Briers: set to return for Warrington

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Warrington will aim to inflict a third defeat of the season on Bradford boosted by the return from injury of stand-off Lee Briers and utility forward Simon Grix.

Loose forward Ben Harrison is also back in the Wolves squad after missing last week's win at Castleford through illness.

Rhys Evans is set to take the place of Ryan Atkins in the centres and Stefan Ratchford switches to full-back in place of Brett Hodgson. Gareth O'Brien is also in line for a recall, with hooker Mickey Higham dropping out.

Bradford have lost back rower Oliver Elima with a recurrence of a shoulder injury but props Nick Scruton and Craig Kopczak are set to return after long injury lay-offs.

Full-back Brett Kearney will play if he passes a 'head test' after being concussed in last week's derby defeat at Leeds.

Bradford have dropped out of the play-off places after having six points deducted for entering administration and Warrington head coach Tony Smith told the Wolves website: "The Bulls have had some challenges to overcome and have recently been docked some points from the league table so they fall out of the top eight.

"They will feel aggrieved by that and have certainly used the rest of the adversity that they have had this year as motivation so no doubt they'll add that onto the pile of motivation they already have. We have a healthy respect for them and they have performed pretty consistently this year.

"We've got to make sure we get out there and give the best performance we can and if we do that we give ourselves every chance for a victory."

Warrington squad: Blythe, Briers, Carvell, Cooper, Evans, Grix, Harrison, Hill, McCarthy, J Monaghan, M Monaghan, Morley, Myler, O'Brien, Ratchford, Riley, Solomona, Westwood, Wood.

Bradford squad: Ainscough, Scruton, Lulia, Whitehead, Addy, Burgess, Jeffries, C Walker, Hargreaves, Olbison, L'Estrange, Pryce, Platt, Sammut, Gale, Langley, Kearney, Kopczak, Manuokafoa.

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