Cullens CommentsWolves Boss Paul Cullen looks ahead to the weekends games against Wakefield and St Helens.TWO SERIOUS INJURIES IN THE BRADFORD GAME TO TWO KEY PLAYERS BEN WESTWOOD (BROKEN LEG) AND SID DOMIC (THUMB). WHAT IS THE STATUS ON INJURIES AND WHAT CONTINGENCY PLANS ARE PLACE?The two long-term injuries that we picked up at Bradford are only added to a short-term injury to Mark Gleeson (knee), all other players are available for selection. Lee Penny, Lee Briers, Mike Wainwright and Ian Sibbit all return to full fitness and availability.THERE HAS BEEN A LOT OF MEDIA SPECULATION LINKING SCOTT GIBBS WITH WARRINGTON WOLVES. ANY TRUTH IN THE RUMOURS?The stories in circulation about Scott Gibbs and Warrington are simply based on interest that we have expressed in him. It would not be good form to discuss specifics without signatures, as we are not at that stage.WE LINE UP AGAINST WAKEFIELD ON FRIDAY, A TEAM KNOWN FOR ITS SURPRISES, IN PARTICULAR OUR GAME AGAINST THEM LAST SEASON, IN WHICH A WIN FOR THEM MEANT SURVIVAL IN SUPER LEAGUE. ANY BITTER FEELINGS?We are fully aware of how tough and competitive Wakefield are. We know this to our cost, especially in light of our humiliation at Belle Vue in the last game of last season. They have recruited exceptionally well in their two big men Korkidas and Hood, anyside that possess Adrian Vowles needs to be respected. As for bitter feelings, it was a hard lesson that is made worse, if we don't learn from it.TWO GAMES IN FOUR DAYS, IS IT A TALL ORDER? WHAT KIND OF PREPARATION CAN A TEAM EXPECT TO DO FOR THE SECOND GAME?Arguably, the only acceptable short term turn around in modern day rugby league. We have yet to find out what damage has been done to players who played 100 minutes and then have to back up with two games in four days over Easter. The match at Saints on Monday should provide some answers.
16, Apr, 2003