At last, Pryce is all right for Warriors as Noble attempts to stop the rot

Karl Pryce could be given a belated debut for Wigan Warriors in Friday night's home engage Super League game against Castleford.

The former Bradford Bulls centre has not played since Wigan brought him back from rugby union with Gloucester in December, 2007. He has been struggling to recover from a foot injury.

Brian Noble

High Pryce: Wigan coach Brian Noble is wary of pressing Karl Pryce into returning too soon.

Wigan coach Brian Noble is reluctant to press Pryce, 22, into action until fully fit, but the Warriors have their backs against the wall after losing their opening two games of Super League XIV.

Noble admits: 'We have not made the start we wanted and our first home performance stunk of complacency. We were woeful and I was as responsible as anyone else for that.

'There was a considerable improvement against Hull and we were disappointed to come away with nothing.'

Wigan are without suspended full back Richie Mathers and injured centre Cameron Phelps. Castleford have Australian scrum half Brent Sherwin ready to return after an ankle knock.

Super League champions Leeds Rhinos go to Hull KR for their final game before facing NRL Grand Final winners Manly Sea Eagles in next Sunday's World Club Challenge at Elland Road.

Leeds have captain Kevin Sinfield and centre Keith Senior back while Rovers are without suspended former Leeds centre Chev Walker.