Paul Wellens names young St Helens side to face Salford Red Devils

Salford Red Devils welcome St Helens today with the home side using this game as their heritage game in which they will celebrate the club’s 150th anniversary, but also to snap a losing streak of six games and reinvigorate their playoff ambitions.

As for St Helens they are hunting down Leigh Leopards and Wigan Warriors in their attempts to secure second place and that all important home playoff semi final in their pursuit of a fifth straight Grand Final.

Paul Wellens men overcame huge injury issues to defeat Leeds Rhinos last week however they also lost Konrad Hurrell in that game with the centre expected to be out for four weeks, however there are some returnees today.

Mark Percival returns for a starting spot, a like for like replacement for Hurrell, whilst Curtis Sironen is back among the matchday seventeen but will come off the bench.

Will Hopoate misses out though with Ben Davies taking that other centre spot.

In the forward there is plenty of youth with George Delaney and Sam Royle both getting starts whilst Dan Norman also features on the bench.

As for the home side Red Devils they looked set to be boosted by the return of Marc Sneyd and Kallum Watkins, both players named in their 21 man squad.

Both England internationals start whilst Tim Lafai also returns in a huge boost for the team.

Brad Singleton is set to debut following the club’s deal with Wigan Warriors that saw Tyler Dupree go the other way, whilst Oliver Partington starts as prop alongside him.

That sees Danny Addy go to loose forward with the bench featuring Chris Atkin and two props in Jack Ormondroyd and King Vuniyayawa.

Amir Borough drops out of the matchday squad having started at hooker last week, with England’s number nine Andy Ackers reclaiming his role.