Team news: St Helens v Wigan (Fri)

James Roby is set to return for St Helens in a huge derby clash against old enemy Wigan on Friday night.

St Helens coach Justin Holbrook has made two changes to his side that thrashed Hull FC last week. Great Britain international Roby and Aaron Smith replace Joseph Paulo (calf) and Matty Costello.

Adrian Lam has made one change to his Wigan outfit that battered Hull KR last time out. Jake Shorrocks replaces Morgan Escare.

Tony Clubb’s fitness will be monitored in the build-up to the ‘Bad Friday’ derby, with young Ireland international Liam Byrne on standby.

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

Drew’s dabble: Liam Marshall scored his 50th Wigan try last week in just 61 games. He is priced at 11/1 to score the game’s opener on Friday.

St Helens’ 19-man squad: Jonny Lomax, Tommy Makinson, Kevin Naiqama, Mark Percival, Regan Grace, Theo Fages, Alex Walmsley, James Roby, Luke Thompson, Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook, Morgan Knowles, Kyle Amor, Dom Peyroux, Adam Swift, Matty Lees, Jack Ashworth, Aaron Smith, James Bentley, Lachlan Coote.

Wigan’s 19-man squad: Joe Bullock, Joe Burgess, Liam Byrne, Tony Clubb, Liam Farrell, Oliver Gildart, Chris Hankinson, Zak Hardaker, Willie Isa, Tommy Leuluai, Liam Marshall, Romain Navarrete, Ollie Partington, Sam Powell, Jarrod Sammut, Dan Sarginson, Jake Shorrocks, Morgan Smithies, George Williams.

Table toppers Saints are favourites to claim the bragging rights at 4/11, while the Warriors are priced at 5/2 to take the two points back over Billinge Hill.

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