Paul Wellens gives a fitness update on Saints’ absent trio

Paul Wellens gives a fitness update on Saints’ absent trio

International trio Matty Lees, Morgan Knowles and Mark Percival both sat out the win over Salford.

Forwards Lees and Knowles, had not been lined up to play and were not included in the initial squad. Knowles underwent thumb surgery a fortnight ago but was hopeful of being fit for week one of Super League.

Wellens said: “Matty and Morgan have both had disrupted pre-seasons with different injuries but are back now training with the squad fully but we felt this week came a little bit too soon for them both.

“They will hopefully be fit for Round One but we are not going to rush any decision there.

“Mark Percival was in line to play but in training yesterday morning he just felt his calf tightening up a bit.

“As a coach you have a decision to make and got him scanned as a precaution but we are not thinking that it is not looking too serious and there are no real concerns there, but we just didn’t want to take a risk in this game and then give ourselves a problem moving forward.”

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