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Costigan to return for Warriors trip

Neville Costigan will return to the squad for the Robins’ trip to Wigan on Friday, but Craig Hall will definitely miss out whilst there are also doubts surrounding the fitness of Rhys Lovegrove and Graeme Horne.

Costigan was absent last week at St Helens due to illness and the red and whites then lost Hall just before halftime with a suspected ruptured testicle. Subsequent scans ruled out any rupture but Sandercock says there is no real clear indication as to when he may return to action.

“The good news for Craig (Hall) is that there wasn’t a rupture there but he did have to have surgery and the doctor seems to think he’ll be out for a reasonable period of time.

“Neville was ill and in no fit state to play last weekend but he’ll be okay for Friday night. As for Rhys (Lovegrove) and Graeme (Horne), they’re touch and go. Their injuries aren’t serious, but could be enough to perhaps rule them out for Friday night.”

On the plus side, the Robins have been boosted this week by the arrival of St Helens winger Ade Gardner on a month’s loan and Sandercock says that he’s made an instant impression.

“I’d suggest at this stage that Ade will go straight into the squad on Friday and he’s trained really well this week,” the Robins’ boss added. “He’s just what we needed in terms of his experience and talk out on the pitch and I dare say he’ll slot straight in.”

Tickets for the trip to the DW Stadium are now on sale and you can buy online now by clicking here. If you can't get to the game then why not join us in the north stand restaurant at the KC Lightstream Stadium where we'll be showing the clash between the Warriors and the Robins on the big screen. Admission is free and you can check out all the details here.

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