Kristian Woolf gives update on St Helens star Jonny Lomax

Kristian Woolf named Jonny Lomax in his 21-man squad yesterday as St Helens prepare to take on their bitterest rivals Wigan Warriors in the Challenge Cup semi-final at Elland Road this weekend.

Lomax went off with an injury against the Salford Red Devils in last week’s 14-10 win and has been facing a race against time to be fit for the major occasion tomorrow.

And, head coach Woolf believes Lomax has every chance given how hard-working he is.

“Jonny is going to give himself every chance,” Woolf told the Betfred Super League channel.

“He’s probably the most diligent player I’ve ever worked with – his work ethic, his diligence, his character, he will give himself every chance.”

Woolf also believes that Lomax would not put his hand up to play if he wasn’t right.

“I also know he wouldn’t make himself available if he couldn’t go out there and be Jonny Lomax and play with that sort of impact that is expected of him every week.

“We will figure that out in the next couple of days and he has every chance.”

Will Hopoate will not play a part in the game, however, after suffering a hamstring injury in the win over Salford.

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