Siddal welcome back duo for semi

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SIDDAL coach Lee Greenwood has back rower James Simeunovich and hooker Craig Sanderson in contention for tomorrow’s National Conference semi final against Wigan St Patricks.

The duo both missed last week’s last-eight win over Widnes West Bank, which took the Chevinedge to the brink of what would be their fourth consecutive title decider - albeit after a truncated 12-game league programme - ahead of the switch to summer in 2012.

“Everyone who played last week is available and we’ve got those two to add to the squad, so it’s going to be a strong side,” said Greenwood, who has still to decide whether to name himself in the team after several recent appearances.

“I won’t play if it means leaving anyone out who is playing well; after all, they all come to play, I am here to coach.

“I’ll only pick myself if I honestly think it might make the difference between winning and losing.

“St Pats have been going well all year and they’re going to be really confident.

“They won at Leigh East last week after playing the second half with 12 men, so it’s going to be tough.”

Nevertheless, home advantage has given Siddal a significant advantage, with their last home defeat back in the spring of 2010.

“It’s been a good run, and we’re at the point now where no one wants to be part of the 17 that loses that record,” said Greenwood.

“It probably intimidates opposition teams a little bit too, although I think St Pats are probably too good for that.”