Team news: St Helens v Castleford (Fri)

Drew Darbyshire

Castleford will welcome back Liam Watts for their trip over the Pennines to St Helens on Friday night.

Daryl Powell has made two changes to his side that beat Huddersfield two weeks ago. Watts and Calum Turner replace Cory Aston and Tuoyo Egodo.

St Helens coach Justin Holbrook has made two changes to his outfit that lost to Warrington in the Challenge Cup final at Wembley on Saturday. Jack Welsby and Matty Costello come in for Lachlan Coote [concussion] and Dom Peyroux.

The televised Super League clash takes place at the Totally Wicked Stadium on Friday, 7:45pm kick-off.

Drew’s dabble: St Helens half-back Jonny Lomax is 14/1 to score the opening try of the match.

St Helens 19-man squad: Jonny Lomax, Tommy Makinson, Kevin Naiqama, Mark Percival, Regan Grace, Theo Fages, Danny Richardson, Alex Walmsley, James Roby, Luke Thompson, Zeb Taia, Joseph Paulo, Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook, Morgan Knowles, Kyle Amor, Jack Ashworth, James Bentley, Matty Costello, Jack Welsby.

Castleford 19-man squad: Cheyse Blair, James Clare, Jamie Ellis, Oliver Holmes, Will Maher, Nathan Massey, Peter Mata’utia, Mike McMeeken, Paul McShane, Grant Millington, Adam Milner, Greg Minikin, Jacques O’Neill, Jordan Rankin, Jesse Sene-Lefao, Daniel Smith, Jake Trueman, Calum Turner, Liam Watts.

St Helens are favourites for this one at 3/10, while Castleford are 3/1 to stun the home side.

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