19-Man Squad Named

SAINTS have called up Carl Forster and Danny Jones into the 19-man squad for Friday’s match with Salford City Reds.

Both are forwards and join the returning James Graham and Tommy Makinson for the visit of Matt Parish’s side.

Jon Wilkin is suspended whilst Ade Gardner, Kyle Eastmond, Josh Perry, Tony Puletua, Chris Flannery and Shaun Magennis are out injured.

Gary Wheeler is likely to play in the under 20s match as he continues his return from a shoulder injury.

Therefore, the squad is:

1. Paul Wellens, 3. Michael Shenton, 4. Sia Soliola, 5. Francis Meli, 6. Leon Pryce, 9. James Roby, 10. James Graham, 14. Scott Moore, 15. Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook, 16. Paul Clough, 18. Matty Ashurst, 19. Andrew Dixon, 20. Jonny Lomax, 22. Jamie Foster, 25. Lee Gaskell, 26. Carl Forster, 28. Tom Makinson, 29. Scott Hale, 35. Danny Jones.

Matt Parish, Salford’s Head Coach, will choose from:

1. Luke Patten, 2. Jodie Broughton, 3. Mark Henry, 5. Ashley Gibson, 6. Stefan Ratchford, 7. Daniel Holdsworth, 8. Ray Cashmere, 9. Wayne Godwin, 10. Lee Jewitt, 11. Vinnie Anderson, 13. Stephen Wild, 14. Matty Smith, 15. Luke Adamson, 17. Iafeta Paleaaesina, 18. Adam Sidlow, 19. Ryan Boyle, 20. Sean Gleeson, 22. Adam Neal, 30. Danny Williams.

The match kicks off at 8pm and the referee is Phil Bentham.

Tickets are available from the Saints Superstore, by calling 01744 455052 or by logging on to www.saintssuperstore.com

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

Salford are seeking their first away win against St Helens for over thirty years – and the first in the summer era – having previously lost all fifteen matches at Knowsley Road since 1997.

Salford last won at St Helens on 12 January, 1980 (18-17). The Saints have won 26 consecutive home meetings since then.

Ashley Gibson has scored tries in each of Salford’s last three meetings with St Helens as follows: 2-1-1.

2011 Meeting:
Salford 22, St Helens 56 (SLR2, 18/2/11)

Super League Summary:
St Helens won 24
Salford won 4
St Helens highest score: 66-16 (H, 2001) (Widest margin: 58-4, A, 2000)
Salford highest score: 42-34 (H, 2010) (Widest margin: 39-26, H, 1997)


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