PAUL Clough will join Widnes Vikings on loan for the rest of the season.
The prop forward makes the move immediately to link up with Denis Betts’ squad
The 26-year-old has appeared 189 times for Saints since making his debut against Hull FC in 2005.
But with the new signings of Mose Masoe and Kyle Amor as well as the emergence of Alex Walmsley and several other young props, it was clear chances for first team action would be limited this season.
“Cloughie is at a stage in his career where he needs to be playing regularly,” Saints Head Coach Nathan Brown said. “With the competition in the squad the most intense it has been for a long time we couldn’t guarantee that.
“It made sense for both the club and the player for Paul to go on loan and we will be keeping a close eye on how he does at Widnes.”