Cunningham not concerned by suspensions

St Helens coach Keiron Cunningham insists he’s not concerned with losing Kyle Amor and Travis Burns to suspension, saying that he is confident in the squad depth he has to be able to cope.

Amor and Burns will both miss Friday’s match at Wakefield after being hit with bans by the RFL’s disciplinary panel, but Cunningham believes there are options to replace the duo, not least with the club’s talented crop of youngsters.

“The squad is in good health and everyone is more or less injury free,” Cunningham told the Saints’ official website.

“We have plenty of options to choose from. Andre (Savelio) has been in decent form and there are a number of juniors or fringe players I am confident to drop in. Josh Jones can drop into the pack too.”

Cunningham also hinted at a possible recall for Paul Wellens to replace Burns, as well as opening the door for Jordan Turner to perhaps slot in at halfback, too.

“We have options in the halves too. Paul Wellens can come in as can Jordan Turner – provided he passes all the medical tests following his concussion – and Lance Hohaia.

“We’ll see how we train but it doesn’t concern me too much.”