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Paul Wellens addresses Daryl Clark speculation

There has been constant talk lately that St Helens will bring in Warrington Wolves hooker Daryl Clark to replace legendary skipper James Roby who will retire at the end of the year.

Now Paul Wellens has addressed these rumours.

“With James Roby retiring we’re on the lookout for a replacement,” Wellens said on Saints TV.

“We’ve already got Joey Lussick here. He is a great nine in his own right but we’re looking to bolster the squad.

“But I’m not going to comment on individual players.

“I respect that there’s a lot of talk out there and who we could sign to potentially replace James Roby.

“Those discussions are going on but behind the scenes. There’s a number of players out there who I admire.

“Some we would be interested in and others we’re not. That’s just the nature of it.

“We are looking to improve as a squad and improve as a team in 2024. So any players who can improve us we will be interested in.”

Clark has had an injury hit season in 2023 and Danny Walker has more than stood out becoming a top number nine in his own right.

He was awarded a new deal yesterday which will keep him at the club until 2026.

There seems to be a changing of the guard in the number nine role at Warrington and thus Clark’s exit could be more than likely.

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