ST.HELENS have erected a giant mural of James Roby in the concourse at Langtree Park.
The honour has todate been reserved for the Club’s most famous past players, and mainly Hall of Famers.
The only current player exception had been Paul Wellens, due to him being voted in ‘The Greatest 17′.
Saints Chairman Eamonn McManus stated: “We believe James Roby already to be one of our all-time best players – he won Man of Steel at the age of 21 and has won every honour in the game with his hometown club.
“It is a well-deserved exception to the rule that we honour a current player with a mural and there is no better time to do it than on the eve of his testimonial game.”
The mural has been sponsored by Vinyline, whose Chairman Ken Hughes is pictured below with James Roby.
The famous ‘Saints Murals’ are the brainchild of Ken and he has designed and produced them all on behalf of the Saints.
They are a unique and dramatic way to transport the long and proud history of the Club to St.Helens’ new home at Langtree Park.