Wakefield v St Helens: 21-man squads and injury update

Wakefield and St Helens have both announced their 21-man squads for Friday night’s round 14 fixture at the Mobile Rocket Stadium (KO 7:45pm).

Trinity will go into the game with a full two weeks of preparation behind them due to games being postponed and rescheduled. Their last outing was an impressive 14-6 win over Wigan last month, taking them to four victories from their last six games.

Saints also beat the Warriors last time out, triumphing 24-6 in Sunday’s derby to nudge themselves further in front of their local rivals in the table, where they sit second.

Wakefield Trinity

There’s just one change to Wakefield squad, with Brad Walker dropping out to make it a 19-man squad. Chris Chester remains without Tom Johnstone (knee), Jordy Crowther (leg), Bill Tupou (knee), Jack Croft (ACL), Alex Walker (back) and Josh Wood (jaw) through injury.

19-man squad: 1 Max Jowitt, 4 Reece Lyne, 5 Liam Kay, 6 Jacob Miller, 7 Mason Lino, 8 David Fifita, 9 Kyle Wood, 10 Tinirau Arona, 11 Matty Ashurst, 12 Kelepi Tanginoa, 13 Joe Westerman, 14 Jay Pitts, 15 Eddie Battye, 16 James Batchelor, 18 Innes Senior, 20 Joe Arundel, 26 Yusuf Aydin, 27 Lee Kershaw, 29 Ryan Hampshire.

St Helens

Saints welcome back forward duo Matty Lees and Joel Thompson, who have recovered from respective leg and shoulder injuries. They replace halfback Theo Fages and centre Ben Davies. James Bentley (leg) and  Jake Wingfield (shoulder) remain unavailable.

21-man squad: 1 Lachlan Coote, 2 Tom Makinson, 3 Kevin Naiqama, 4 Mark Percival, 5 Regan Grace, 6 Jonny Lomax, 8 Alex Walmsley, 9 James Roby, 10 Matty Lees, 11 Joel Thompson, 13 Morgan Knowles, 14 Sione Mata’utia, 15 Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook, 16 Kyle Amor, 17 Agnatius Paasi, 18 Jack Welsby, 19 Aaron Smith, 20 Joe Batchelor, 21 Lewis Dodd, 22 Josh Simm, 25 Dan Norman.

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