Shenton Returns

MICHAEL Shenton has been named in the 19-man squad to take on Hull FC at the Stobart Stadium this Friday.

Saints Head Coach Royce Simmons said he will leave it as late as possible before selecting the former Castleford centre in his starting line-up.

Shenny suffered an ankle injury in the loss to Wigan a couple of weeks ago.

Also returning to the squad is Matty Ashurst, whilst Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook misses out through suspension.

He was found guilty of committing a Grade B offence for making dangerous contact with the head/neck of Warrington Wolves captain Adrian Morley last Friday.

The squad is:

1. Paul Wellens, 3. Michael Shenton, 4. Sia Soliola, 5. Francis Meli, 7. Kyle Eastmond, 8. Josh Perry, 9. James Roby, 10. James Graham, 11. Tony Puletua, 12. Jon Wilkin, 13. Chris Flannery, 14. Scott Moore, 18. Matty Ashurst, 19. Andrew Dixon, 20. Jonny Lomax, 21. Shaun Magennis, 22. Jamie Foster, 25. Lee Gaskell, 28. Thomas Makinson.

Richard Agar, Hull FC’s Head Coach, will choose from:

3. Richard Whiting, 4. Kirk Yeaman, 5. Tom Briscoe, 6. Richard Horne, 8. Mark O’Meley, 9. Danny Houghton, 10. Lee Radford, 11. Joe Westerman, 12. Danny Tickle, 13. Craig Fitzgibbon, 14. Danny Washbrook, 15. Epalahame Lauaki, 16. Willie Manu, 17. Ewan Dowes, 19. Jordan Turner, 20. Cameron Phelps, 21. Reece Lyne, 23. Sam Moa, 30. Sam Obst.

The match kicks off at 8pm and the referee is Ben Thaler.

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

Tickets for the match are still on sale at the Saints Superstore in St Helens Town Centre, by calling 01744 455 052 or by logging on to

Saints last win against Hull FC was 30-6 at the KC Stadium on 5 June, 2009. The Black and Whites won both their games against the Saints in 2010, with the sides also fighting out a 24-24 draw in May.

2011 Meeting:
Hull FC 24, St Helens 24 (SLR13, 2/5/11)

Super League Summary:
St Helens won 22 (includes win in 2006 Grand Final & wins in 2001 and 2006 play-offs)
Hull FC won 9
One draw
St Helens highest score: 74-16 (H, 1999) (also widest margin)
Hull FC highest score: 44-6 (H, 2005) (also widest margin)

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