Rugby League: Wolves Rely on Gleeson to End St Helens Hoodoo

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Warrington have plenty of encouragement tonight as they try to overturn one of Super League's biggest hoodoos. The Wolves have beaten Saints only once in Super League and have not won at St Helens since 1994, but they go to Knowsley Road on a run of four victories. They are also hoping for a major contribution from Martin Gleeson, who goes to his old home ground for the first time since his controversial transfer last season.

Warrington could be without another former Saint if Lee Briers fails a fitness test and have Chris Bridge standing by. Brent Grose has re- signed for another three years to give the team a further boost, but Saints will be a major test of the Wolves' revival, especially with Paul Sculthorpe and Ade Gardner fit to return to the line-up.

Wigan try to avoid losing four matches in a row for the first time in 20 years when they face Widnes at the JJB Stadium tonight. Their injury toll is still a handicap, with both Kris Radlinski and Danny Orr among those missing, but Brian Carney is back for only his second match of the season following a knee injury that sidelined him after an ankle operation. …