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Squad named for Warrington clash

Agnatius Paasi is again named in Kristian Woolf's 21-man squad and is expected to bolster Saints' pack against Warrington Wolves on Thursday in the Betfred Super League clash the Totally Wicked Stadium with kick off at 7:45pm.

Paasi was named in the 21-man squad ahead of the Betfred Challenge Cup semi-final win over Hull FC last time out, but missed out on the  matchday squad after a minor hamstring injury.

But Woolf confirmed yesterday that he will be back in the 17 this week against Warrington live on Sky Sports.

Mark Percival again misses out with his minor hamstring injury with Woolf telling reporters that we need to be “cautious”.

He said: “The last time we had a little hiccup, the information we are getting is that from the surgery he has had it is quite common to then have other little implications in different areas and that is exactly what we are seeing.

“What we need to make sure is that we give him the time and the effort in terms of rehab and pre-hab in time we put into it, to try and bullet proof him as much as possible to make sure we don’t follow this line of being in for a few weeks and then out, and then the same again.

“We do understand that the surgery can contribute to that but we need to try and make that as minimal as possible but we are going to be cautious.”

Matty Lees (around 3 to 4 weeks away), James Bentley (nine or 10) and young Jake Wingfield (seven or eight weeks) are all still out with long-term injuries.

SAINTS 21 MAN SQUAD

1, Lachlan Coote, 2, Tommy Makinson, 3. Kevin Naiqama, 5. Regan Grace, 6. Jonny Lomax, 7. Theo Fages, 8. Alex Walmsley, 9. James Roby, 11. Joel Thompson, 13, Morgan Knowles, 14. Sione Mata’utia, 15. LMS, 16. Kyle Amor, 17, Agnatius Paasi, 18. Jack Welsby, 19, Aaron Smith, 20, Joe Batchelor, 21. Lewis Dodd, 22. Josh Simm, 25. Dan Norman, 30. Sam Royle.

WARRINGTON SQUAD 

Sitaleki Akauola, Blake Austin, Rob Butler, Josh Charnley, Daryl Clark, Michael Cooper, Ben Currie, Matt Davis, Chris Hill, Jack Hughes, Toby King, Tom Lineham, Ellis Longstaff, Jake Mamo, Robbie Mulhern, Joe Philbin, Stefan Ratchford, Josh Thewlis, Danny Walker, Gareth Widdop, Connor Wrench.

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