St Helens vs Wakefield Trinity: 21-man squads, injury news, kick-off time and TV details

Wakefield have already shocked one of the teams at the top at the end of the season as they did when they beat Wigan.

That sent them on a wave of positivity which has seen them end the season positively with a number of wins but can they continue that against the Champions.

The Champions themselves will be like a wounded animal after a disappoint defeat to Wigan on Friday. A win here would wrap up the League Leaders’ Shield for the Saints, so there is massive incentive alongside the obvious need to generate momentum after the derby defeat ahead of the play-offs.

Squads

St Helens: 2 Tommy Makinson, 14 Joey Lussick, 15 Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook, 17 Agnatius Paasi, 19 Jake Wingfield, 20 James Bell, 21 Josh Simm, 22 Ben Davies, 24 Dan Norman, 26 Sam Royale, 27 Jon Bennison, 28 Lewis Baxter, 31 Taylor Pemberton, 33 Daniel Moss, 34 George Delaney, 35 McKenzie Buckley, 36 Rio-Osayomwanbo, 37 Ellis Archer, 38 Keane Gilford, 39 Ben Lane, 40 Jack Burns.

Wakefield: 1 Max Jowitt, 6 Jacob Miller, 7 Mason Lino, 8 Eddie Battye, 10 Tinirau Arona, 11 Matty Ashurst, 14 Jordy Crowther, 17 Lee Gaskell, 19 Liam Kay, 20 Jack Croft, 21 Brad Walker, 22 Yusuf Aydin, 23 Sid Adebiyi, 24 Harry Bowes, 27 Lewis Murphy, 28 Dane Windrow, 29 Isaac Shaw, 30 Corey Hall, 31 Thomas Minns, 34 Rob Butler, 36 Kyle Evans.

Injury News

Kristian Woolf will be sweating over the fitness of Tommy Makinson after he missed the derby with a knee injury. The backs are a really worrying area for the Champions with Josh Simm and Konrad Hurrell both picking up arm injuries in the defeat. Making things worse for the Champions, Morgan Knowles and Curtis Sironen have both received bans. This has culminated in a much changed squad with the likes of James Roby, Alex Walmsley and Jonny Lomax rested and a number of potential debutants like Jake Burns and Ben Lane.

Wakefield avoided any bans on Thursday night despite Lee Gaskell being charge with Grade A contrary behaviour but he didn’t receive any sort of suspension. That means there won’t be too much for Willie Poching to worry about so any changes to the team will likely be to bring in some fresh legs. David Fifita, Lee Kershaw and Josh Bowden all miss out but will return to the side for Friday’s game. Sid Abebiyi is back from injury.

Kick-off time and TV details

The game kicks off at 15:00.

There is no live TV coverage but highlights will be shown by BBC on the Super League Show.

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