Gardner set to return from loan

Ade Gardner
Ade Gardner

Ade Gardner will be returning to Saints towards the end of the year and will be renewing his battle to gain first team recognition in competition with fellow wingers Tommy Makinson, Adam Swift and Matty Dawson.

Gardner (pictured), who has spent most of the 2014 First Utility Super League season on loan at Hull KR, will have 12 months left on his contract at Langtree Park and no doubt will have a point to prove.

The 31-year-old fomer Barrow flier, who joined Saints in March 2002 and to date has scored 173 tries in 286 appearances, vowed this week that he was determined to work hard to regain his first team place but at the same time insisted that if he was offered a loan spell elsewhere he would have to give it serious consideration.

g Saints U19s produced a blistering second-half display to crush Widnes Vikings 54-12 on Saturday and moved a step closer to ending

the regular season second in the Academy table.

The scores were locked at 12 apiece after the opening 40 minutes but then the hosts engaged a much higher gear to clinch the points.

Tries came from : Ricky Bailey 2, Jake Spedding 2, Danny Richardson, Dave Hewitt, Aaron Smith, Matty Fozard, and Matty Fleming with Lewis Charnock landing seven goals and Hewitt two.

They now face already confirmed table-toppers Warrington Wolves at Langtree Park tomorrow night (kick-off 5.30pm) and victory would guarantee them runners-up spot.

g Former Saints stars Chris Joynt, Sean Long and Paul Sculthorpe will be lining up in a Joining Jacks Legends team who will face a select side ahead of Wigan Warriors’ Super League clash against Leeds Rhinos on Friday night.

The Legends game kicks off at 6.55pm and forms part of a top night of

entertainment with Starsailor’s James Walsh, singer-song writer

Carolynne Poole and the New York Brass Brand all set to perform.t

A giant 8ft Super League trophy will also be unveiled before the game

made of tins donated by fans, organised by Houses for Homes the tins

will be donated to The Brick food bank.

Large ticket sales have been recorded and fans are urged to buy in

advance to ensure they don’t miss out. Tickets remain on sale from the

DW Stadium ticket office,

or by contactng the ticket hotline 0871 6633 552.