Saints announce squad for Widnes clash

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Luke Walsh is back for Saints for the derby game against Widnes but his in-form half-back partner Lance Hohaia it out.

Playmaker Walsh returns to the 19-man squad after missing the last three matches due to a back problem but Hohaia is ruled out with a foot injury which is expected to keep him sidelined for up to eight weeks.

Nathan Brown will choose from: 2. Tommy Makinson, 3. Jordan Turner, 4. Josh Jones, 5. Adam Swift, 7. Luke Walsh, 8. Mose Masoe, 9. James Roby, 10. Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook, 11. Sia Soliola, 12. Jon Wilkin, 13. Willie Manu, 14. Anthony Laffranchi, 15. Mark Flanagan, 16. Kyle Amor, 17. Paul Wellens, 18. Alex Walmsley, 22. Mark Percival, 24. Gary Wheeler, 26. Matty Dawson.

Denis Betts will choose his Widnes side from: 1. Rhys Hanbury, 2. Jack Owens, 3. Cameron Phelps, 4. Stefan Marsh, 5. Patrick Ah Van, 6. Kevin Brown, 7. Joe Mellor, 9. Jon Clarke, 11. Dave Allen, 12. Danny Tickle, 13. Hep Cahill, 14. Chris Dean, 16. Willie Isa, 17. Danny Galea, 18. Paul Johnson, 20. Paddy Flynn, 22. Liam Carberry, 23. Phil Joseph, 24. Macgraff Leuluai, 25. Alex Gerrard.

The game kicks off at 8pm and the referee will be Ben Thaler.

Tickets remain on sale at Langtree Park, just call 01744 455 052, or via the club’s website.