Lewis Tierney, the 18-year-old son of Jason Robinson, is set to make his home debut for Wigan in Friday’s Super League match against Castleford.
Tierney made a tryscoring debut in the Warriors’ 33-32 win at Widnes earlier this month when he deputised for England full-back Sam Tomkins.
Tomkins, who scored his 23rd try of the season in Monday’s 22-12 defeat at Warrington to go top of the Super League try chart, will miss his fourth match of the season with a swollen knee.
The League leaders will also be without England prop Lee Mossop after he sustained a hip injury at the Halliwell Jones Stadium.
Wigan were without nine senior players against the Wolves and, although stand-off Blake Green, hooker Michael McIlorum and prop Gil Dudson are expected to return to face the Tigers, coach Shaun Wane says he will not be able to finalise his line-up until the day of the game.
“Warrington was quite a physical game and we have some knocks from it so it is a testing time for us,” Wane said.
“We are struggling with injuries and will take another look on Thursday. We will probably only know our team for sure on game day.
“But we know from the Widnes game that Lewis Tierney can fit in and do a job at full-back and it’s the same with our front rowers - James Greenwood can perhaps come in.”