MICHAEL BARNES insist that Northop Hall won’t be heading to Wigan with an inferiority complex.

Wigan are flying high in Division One of the Liverpool Competition as they look to secure promotion this term, while Hall are in ninth place as they look to find their feet since returning to the second-tier.

But Barnes believes that his team are more than capable of leaving Bull Hey with their second league win.

“Anyone really can beat anyone in this league,” said the Hall skipper. “It’s a funny league and we’ve played some really good cricket against teams up near the top of the table in Newton-le-Willows and Ainsdale.”

Barnes isn’t underestimating the strength of Wigan, however, tomorrow’s hosts having former New Zealand international Aaron Redmond in their ranks.

“That’s the beauty of the Liverpool Competition,” said Barnes. “Aaron is obviously a very good player and he helps make Wigan’s batting line-up very strong.”

But Hall have a former international of their own - Enamul Haque - to try and get the better of Redmond and co.

“We’ve had a bowling formula that’s worked well for us,” continued Barnes. “Jack Billington and Carwyn Johnson have opened up with the new ball before Enamul and James Hurlin have come on.”

Both Billington and Johnson are teenagers, but Barnes isn’t worried about whether the duo will be up for the challenge of bowling at Redmond, who played 21 times for New Zealand across all formats.

“They will relish bowling at Aaron,” said Barnes. “They have both bowled really well this season and they will be excited to face Wigan, who will be there or thereabouts come the end of the season.

“They are a consistent side, but as I said earlier, anything can happen and we are looking forward to the game.”

Alex Smith, Ed Parry and Matthew Hodgson miss out for Hall, who are able to call on Josh Andrady, pictured.

Hall Seconds are also in action tomorrow as they entertain Leigh Seconds.