Withers and Paul boost Bradford's challenge

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Bradford head coach Brian Noble could have both Robbie Paul and Michael Withers back for Saturday's match against Leeds that could take them into the Super League Grand Final.

Paul is in training after three months out with a broken arm. "If the specialist gives him the all-clear, he will play," said Noble. Withers last played in the Challenge Cup semi-final in April before running into a series of pelvic problems.

Noble said: "He's available. It's a big ask, but he's a big game player and he has shown that he can come back from injury and produce man-of-the-match performances.

"Jamie Langley is the only injured player and there are going to be some disappointed people this week."

But he said that Stuart Reardon, who has been outstanding at full-back while Withers and Paul were out, would not necessarily miss out because he could play in other positions.

Warrington are set to sign John Wilshere, the Papua New Guinea winger from St George-Illawarra of Australia.

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