St Helens boss Kristian Woolf addresses speculation over Regan Grace replacement and gives update on Morgan Knowles and Tommy Makinson

St Helens head coach Kristian Woolf has given an update on his squad following the win over Wakefield Trinity at the weekend.

The Merseyside club just about scraped past a stubborn Wakefield outfit with a golden point drop goal from Jack Welsby ensuring victory.

But, one player from that game will miss out in the fixture against the Salford Red Devils this Sunday afternoon.

“Morgan Knowles will come back in this week. Dan Norman has suffered a glute injury and will be out a couple of weeks,” Woolf said.

“Tommy Makinson is getting very close and he has a chance this week but if he’s not quite close this week then we will look for next week.

Woolf also spoke about Will Hopoate’s injury after he was forced from the field in the big win over Leeds Rhinos.

“He’s got an injury to his pec but it’s one that he will be able to get through and play again in a couple of weeks. The best case scenario is Castleford, worst case scenario is two weeks after Hull.”

One of those out following yet another devastating injury is Matty Foster, who has injured the same knee as before.

“Unfortunately he has picked up an injury, he has hurt his knee that he has just come back from.

“He needs to see a specialist, but it’s not good news, it’s very bad news for him. He’s come off two ankle sugeries, a broken jaw and now into another injury.

In recent days and weeks, St Helens have been linked with a move for Barrow Raiders starlet Tee Ritson, who has been scoring tries for fun in the Championship with the Cumbrian outfit.

However, Woolf revealed today that he has not spoken to him at all.

“I don’t know a lot about him, but he’s scored a lot of tries.

“Having said that, he’s not a player I’ve spoken to or anything like that.”

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