Wilko Returns

JON Wilkin is set to return for the Saints in this Friday’s engage Super League trip to Crusaders RL.

The forward has recovered from a freak hand injury to be named in Royce Simmons’ squad.

Scott Moore misses out with a calf injury whilst Francis Meli, Leon Pryce and Paul Clough are not ready for a return.

Tommy Makinson retains his place in the squad after a good opening to the U20s campaign and two full substitute appearances so far this season.

Saints’ 19-man squad is:

1. Paul Wellens, 2. Ade Gardner, 3. Michael Shenton, 4. Sia Soliola, 8. Josh Perry, 9. James Roby, 10. James Graham, 11. Tony Puletua, 12. Jon Wilkin, 13. Chris Flannery, 15. Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook, 17. Gary Wheeler, 18. Matty Ashurst, 19. Andrew Dixon, 20. Jonny Lomax, 21. Shaun Magennis, 22. Jamie Foster, 25. Lee Gaskell, 28. Tommy Makinson.

Crusaders’ 19-man squad:

1. Clinton Schifcofske, 2. Gareth Thomas, 3.Tony Martin, 4. Vince Mellars, 5. Stuart Reardon, 6. Michael Witt, 7. Jarrod Sammut, 8. Ryan O’Hara, 10. Mark Bryant, 11. Hep Cahill, 12. Jason Chan, 13. Frank Winterstein, 16. Ben Flower, 17. Rhys Hanbury, 19. Lloyd White, 21. Paul Johnson, 22. Richard Moore, 23. Peter Lupton, 27. Jordan Tansey.

The match kicks off at 8pm and the referee is R Hicks.

If you can’t make the match, it will be covered extensively in the new look Match Centre as well as on Saints’ Official Twitter and Facebook sites.

You can also listen by tuning in to Wish FM on 102.4 FM, DAB or by clicking here.

Tickets are still on sale from the Saints Ticket Office in St Helens Town Centre with significant savings on Crusaders’ matchday prices.


Crusaders are seeking their first Super League win against St Helens.

Crusaders won 0
St Helens won 4
St Helens highest score: 37-30 (H, 2010) (Widest margin: 30-0, H, 2009)

CHRIS FLANNERY will make his 100th appearance for the club on Friday.

ADE GARDNER will make his 300th career appearance in the match.



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