Saints prop Paul Clough has agreed a season-long loan move to Widnes Vikings.
Nathan Brown told how the close-season arrivals of Kyle Amor, Mose Masoe and Richard Beaumont would have limited Clough’s first-team chances, but described the long-serving prop, 26, as “a Super League player”.
He said: “Cloughie needs to play and has been a great servant to St Helens. With the emergence of Greg Richards and Anthony Walker, combined with what we’ve brought in, the front row is a spot we’ve got pretty well covered at the moment.
“He’s a good player, a good fella and I’m sure he will serve Widnes well. He’s sad to be leaving St Helens but is wrapped to be joining Widnes.”