St Helens travel to bottom of the table Widnes on Friday as the post Cunningham revolution looks to continue its momentum, with a solid display against Derby Rivals Wigan Warriors on good Friday and a hard-fought victory over top of the table Castleford Tigers last Monday.
The Saints are still without the experience of Jonny Lomax, James Roby and Ryan Morgan, but thanks to last night’s RFL disciplinary awarding Kyle Amor with sending of Sufficient for his red card during the Derby game, the interim coaching trio of Sean Long, Jamahl Lolesi and Derek Traynor have only made one chance to the squad from the Castleford game, with Back row forward Louie McCarthy Scarsbrook being recalled in place of NRL veteran prop forward Luke Douglas.
For the home team, they will be looking to secure their first home win of the season, with their only victory at present coming against Super League new boys Leigh Centurions a few weeks ago. Vikings coach Dennis Bett’s is able to recall 1st choice half back Joe Mellor after missing Mondays heavy defeat at the hands of the Leeds Rhino’s. Also, recalled to the 19-man squad is Sam Brooks, Alex Gerrard, Danny Walker and Matt Whitley, in place of the injured trio of Tom Armstrong (centre), Lloyd White (Hooker) and Danny Carven (half back).
Widnes Vikings: Patrick Ah Van, Chris Bridge, Sam Brooks, Jack Buchanan, Greg Burke, Jay Chapelhow, Chris Dean, Gil Dudson, Alex Gerrard, Tom Gilmore, Rhys Hanbury, Jordan Johnstone, Stefan Marsh, Joe Mellor, Tom Olbison, Charly Runciman, Corey Thompson, Danny Walker, Matt Whitley.
St Helens: Kyle Amor, Ricky Bailey, Theo Fages, Matty Fleming, Regan Grace, Morgan Knowles, Tommy Lee, Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook, Tommy Makinson, Mark Percival, Dominique Peyroux, Greg Richards, Matty Smith, Adam Swift, Luke Thompson, Adam Walker, Alex Walmsley, Jon Wilkin, Zeb Taia