Wilkin ruled out of Warrington test

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Unbeaten Saints have been forced to make one change to their 19-man squad ahead of Friday’s short trip to Warrington - Jon Wilkin being ruled out due to concussion and replaced by Matty Lees.

At the same time, the Wolves will be without Declan Patton - serving the first of a five-match ban after being found guilty of a Grade D high tackle against Hull FC on Friday night - and team-mate Sitaleki Akauloa who has been handed a one-match penalty notice for a Grade B dangerous contact in the same fixture.

On the flip side, Kevin Brown,who missed the Humberside clash due to concussion, returns to the Wolvers’ squad against his home town club who suffered 40-18 mauling in the corresponding fixture last year.

Saints will select their 17 from: 1. Jonny Lomax, 2. Tommy Makinson, 3. Ryan Morgan, 4. Mark Percival, 5. Adam Swift, 6. Theo Fages, 7. Matty Smith, 8. Alex Walmsley, 9. James Roby, 10. Kyle Amor, 11. Zeb Taia, 13. Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook, 14. Luke Douglas, 16. Luke Thompson, 17. Dom Peyroux, 18. Danny Richardson, 19. Regan Grace, 20. Matty Lees, 23. Ben Barba.

Steve Price will choose his 17 from: 1. Stefan Ratchford, 2. Tom Lineham, 3. Bryson Goodwin, 4. Ryan Atkins, 6. Kevin Brown, 7. Tyrone Roberts, 8. Chris Hill, 9. Daryl Clark, 10. Mike Cooper, 12. Jack Hughes, 13. Ben Murdoch-Masila, 14. Dominic Crosby, 17. Joe Philbin, 18. Toby King, 19. George King, 20. Harvey Livett, 21. Mitch Brown, 22. Morgan Smith, 34. Ben Westwood.

The game kicks off at 7.45pm and the referee will be James Child.