Walsh still a few weeks away for Saints

Luke Walsh is still a few weeks away from returning to action for St Helens.

The halfback is yet to feature this season after a horrific leg break suffered last year, and boss Keiron Cunningham insists he will not be rushed back

“I have said all along I would be foolish to try and push Luke Walsh just to go and play at Wakefield or just to play somewhere else,” he said. “It is a long season; he will play and have a big influence on what we do.

“When he is ready he will be ready. I want him to be ready and stay in there, not be ready and go out and then be ready again and go out again.

“It’s unlikely in the next week or two as he needs to be 100 per cent.”

St Helens are likely to include Lance Hohaia in their match day 17 for Friday’s match against Wakefield.

Hohaia is in the 19-man squad and, with Travis Burns banned, he could come in. Saints’ 17 will be chosen from:

1. Jonny Lomax, 2. Thomas Makinson, 3. Jordan Turner, 5. Adam Swift, 8. Mose Masoe, 9. James Roby, 11. Atelea Vea, 12. Jon Wilkin, 13. Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook, 14. Alex Walmsley, 15. Mark Flanagan, 16. Lance Hohaia, 17. Mark Percival, 18. Luke Thompson, 19. Greg Richards, 20. Paul Wellens, 21. Joe Greenwood, 22. Matty Dawson, 25. Andre Savelio.

James Webster will select his Wakefield side from the following, with Joe Arundel potentially in line to make his debut:

1. Craig Hall, 2. Chris Riley, 3. Dean Collis, 4. Reece Lyne, 5. Richard Owen, 6. Jacob Miller, 7. Tim Smith, 8. Nick Scruton, 9. Paul McShane, 11. Ali Lauitiiti, 12. Danny Kirmond, 13. Danny Washbrook, 14. Pita Godinet, 15. Matt Ryan, 16. Mickael Simon, 17. Matty Ashurst, 18. Daniel Smith, 23. Lopini Paea, 28. Joe Arundel.