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  • Moore, Washbrook, Kirmond, Smith, Owen, Lyne,
    Goals: Sykes (6),
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  • Farrell (2), Sarginson, Hughes, Gelling,
    Goals: Smith (4),
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Super League: Wakefield Wildcats v Wigan Warriors

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Wakefield host Super League leaders Wigan on Sunday looking for a second win in a row to climb further away from relegation danger.

The Wildcats currently sit eight points ahead of 13th-placed Bradford following their 18-10 victory over rock-bottom London last Friday.

But it will be tough against a Warriors side who bounced back from their Challenge Cup quarter-final disappointment against Castleford with successive home league wins over the Tigers and Widnes, triumphing 46-6 and 48-4 respectively.

Wakefield's new boss James Webster, who recently replaced Richard Agar at the helm, knows his side still desperately need points.

“We are well and truly nowhere near safe,” he said. "I look at Bradford's squad and they have got a run in them at some point.

"There was no talk about Bradford's points appeal result in the week and I'm past looking at what they're doing.

"Like I say, I'm just relieved and happy for the boys (after the win over London) because they showed some true grit."

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Wakefield centre Reece Lyne is set to return from a two-month injury absence while prop forwards Andy Raleigh and Richard Moore are also back in the reckoning, replacing Matty Wildie and Jarrod Sammut in the squad.

Former Leigh second rower Sam Hopkins is in line to make his Wigan debut and full-back Jack Murphy is also named in coach Shaun Wane's squad for the first time this season.

Jack Hughes, George Williams and Ryan Sutton are recalled while teenage forwards Connor Farrell and Callum Wright keep their places after making their debuts in the win over Widnes on Wednesday.

Second rower John Bateman is out with a rib injury and full-back Matty Bowen continues to rest a leg strain.

Wakefield Wildcats: Anderson, Gilmour, Godinet, Kirmond, Lyne, Mathers, McShane, Moore, Owen, Raleigh, Riley, Ryan, Scruton, D Smith, T Smith, Sykes, Tautai, Walshaw, Washbrook.

Wigan Warriors:  Burke, Charnley, C Farrell, L Farrell, Flower, Gelling, Goulding, Hopkins, Hughes, James, Murphy, O'Loughlin, Powell, Sarginson, Smith, Sutton, Taylor, Williams, Wright.

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First Utility Super League Table

First Utility Super League Table - February 26 2015
Pos Team P Pts
1 Leeds Rhinos 3 6
2 St Helens 2 4
3 Wakefield Wildcats 2 4
4 Warrington Wolves 2 4
5 Wigan Warriors 2 3
6 Hull FC 2 2
7 Catalans Dragons 2 2
8 Widnes Vikings 2 1
9 Castleford Tigers 2 0
10 Hull K R 2 0
11 Huddersfield Giants 3 0
12 Salford Red Devils 2 0
Forthcoming First Utility Super League Fixtures
TimeFixture
First Utility Super League
Thursday 26th February
20:00Leeds vs Huddersfield
Friday 27th February
20:00St Helens vs Castleford
Saturday 28th February
14:00Catalans Dragons vs Warrington
19:30Salford vs Hull
Sunday 1st March
15:00Hull K R vs Wigan
15:00Widnes vs Wakefield
Thursday 5th March
20:00Hull vs Leeds
Friday 6th March
20:00Wakefield vs St Helens
20:00Huddersfield vs Widnes
20:00Castleford vs Wigan
Today's Results
TimeResult
First Utility Super League
Sunday 15th February
Wakefield 44 - 24 Hull K R
Saturday 14th February
Catalans Dragons 13 - 12 Castleford
Friday 13th February
Hull 6 - 7 Warrington
Leeds 38 - 6 Widnes
Wigan 24 - 16 Huddersfield
Thursday 12th February
Salford 6 - 52 St Helens
Sunday 8th February
Castleford 22 - 24 Wakefield
Huddersfield 0 - 19 Hull
Hull K R 30 - 40 Leeds
Saturday 7th February
Warrington 22 - 8 Salford

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