Wigan include new loan signing Nathan McAvoy in the squad for the game, the Warriors 18 man squad for the clash is :-
Ashton, Brown, Fletcher,Godwin, Goulding, Hargreaves, Higham, James, Jonkers,McAvoy, Moran, O'Loughlin, Orr, Paleaaesina, Richards, Seuseu,Tickle, Wilkes .
New Coach Peter Sharp will be watching his new team for the first time after arriving on Friday from Australia.Sharp, formerly head coach of Manly, quit his role as assistant to former Hull boss Brian Smith at Parramatta to take up a two-and-a-half year contract as successor to John Kear.
Looking ahead to the game Wigan Head Coach Brian Noble said,
"I know there is a willingness on the part of the players to improve, we know we have to role our sleeves up and perform week in week out and that is the challenge in the short term. The players are putting the effort in, the expectancy of the town I think can sometimes be unrealistic, it is not compulsary we win because we are Wigan, we have to start performing and if we do that Wigan will start winning again.
"Hull will be enthusiastic I have no doubt about that. One of our goals this weekend is that we match them in the enthusiasm stakes and if we do that we will be fine. It's all about the performance for me, if we do that ,the points will come a long. If you think about purely winning it's a recipe for disaster. Wiinning is a by product of preparing well and getting better week by week.
"Don't get me wrong I do want to win badly every week but if you focus on that alone you do become unstuck. Improvement will bring the results."
On team selection Brian added,
"We have lost Brett Dallas so it's handy we have Nathan to come in and hopefully next week against Castleford we may get another two or three bodies back."
Click here to listen to Brian Noble speaking to the media this afternoon.