Saints sweating on several key stars

St Helens are facing an anxious wait to see if several of their key players will be available for this Friday’s huge Good Friday derby against Wigan Warriors.

Chief amongst the concern is star half-back Travis Burns, who suffered a facial injury during the loss at former club Hull Kingston Rovers.

Coach Keiron Cunningham admitted there is a worry he has picked up a serious injury, but appeared to suggest hooker James Roby could be in contention – he will undergo a head test this week.

“He will have x-rays and scans and will see the surgeon this (Monday) evening,” Cunningham said to the St Helens Star. “There may be a crack there of some sort.”

Of Roby, Cunningham said: “The protocol is going well up to now so there is a good chance he might play.”

However, the Saints will definitely be without Atelea Vea for the game, after he was ruled out for several weeks with a shoulder injury.