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Can Ade Gardner maintain his remarkable Wolves scoring record?
ADE Gardner has a remarkable try scoring record against Warrington.
Although there was a temporary break of two games, between August 2005 and last March the powerful Saints wingman has scored in 14 of his last 16 games against the Wolves.
It is a fixture he approaches with some relish – even though he knows he will have his hands full tonight against Chris Riley.
Gardner said: “I enjoy playing at the Halliwell Jones. I love it because our fans always travel in really good numbers and pack the away end there and make tons of noise.
“I have relay good memories from there – even going back to playing Huddersfield in the 2004 Challenge Cup semi final.
“The players always rise to our fans and the noise levels that they make.
“When the crowd is behind us that seems to push us all a little bit more so I’d say get there and be as loud as possible because the Wolves fans always loud are against us.
“It is funny – in both games there last year we played out of our skin and won, yet we lost both at Langtree Park. Still, they are always good games to play in.”
Free-scoring wing Joel Monagahan returns to the Wolves side after injury, but Gardner will be on the other side marking the deceptively powerful bundle of energy that is Chris Riley.
Gardner added: “Chris is a cracking player. I remember him coming into first grade around 2006 and there was literally nothing of him but he was brave and would have a go.
“He has just got better – he was on loan a few years back but has fought his way back and cemented his place. He carries the ball really well and has got loads of tries in him.
“He is a frustrating player to mark, because you think there is nothing of him and you think ‘I’ll get hold of him’ but then he just bounces out of the tackle.”
But Gardner will be concentrated on his own game, looking to add to his 18 tries in 16 games against the Wolves.