Team news: Warrington v St Helens (Thurs)

Warrington have only named an 18-man squad for Thursday’s game against St Helens as they finalise a deal to sign Matty Smith.

Steve Price has made eight changes to his squad that lost in Perpignan to Catalans last week. Tom Lineham [suspended], Declan Patton, Daryl Clark, Jason Clark, Blake Austin [ankle], Joe Philbin, Jack Hughes [ruptured testicle] and Mike Cooper drop out of the squad.

Josh Thewlis, Riley Dean, Pat Moran, Luis Johnson, Lama Tasi, Ben Westwood and Danny Walker come into the side. Catalans half-back Matty Smith is expected to sign for the Wolves imminently, hence why the club have only announced an 18-man squad.

St Helens coach Justin Holbrook has made just one change to his side that beat Wakefield last time out. Matty Costello replaces James Roby.

The televised Super League match takes place at the Halliwell Jones Stadium on Thursday, 7:45pm kick-0ff.

Drew’s dabble: St Helens are 7/2 with a handicap 2-way of -20.5 points.

Warrington’s 19-man squad: Sitaleki Akauola, Luther Burrell, Ben Currie, Matt Davis, Riley Dean, Bryson Goodwin, Chris Hill, Luis Johnson, Toby King, Harvey Livett, Jake Mamo, Pat Moran, Ben Murdoch-Masila, Stefan Ratchford, Lama Tasi, Josh Thewlis, Danny Walker, Ben Westwood.

St Helens’ 19-man squad: Jonny Lomax, Tommy Makinson, Kevin Naiqama, Mark Percival, Regan Grace, Theo Fages, Danny Richardson, Luke Thompson, Zeb Taia, Joseph Paulo, Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook, Kyle Amor, Dom Peyroux, Matty Lees, Jack Ashworth, Aaron Smith, James Bentley, Matty Costello, Jack Welsby.

Warrington are outsiders for this one at 15/8, while St Helens are clear favourites at 1/2.


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