Birkenhead Park have a perfect opportunity to extend their 13-game winning streak as they travel to bottom of the league Liverpool St Helens.

After a disappointing result in Lancaster last weekend, the hosts are hoping to bounce back from their 67-14 loss to Vale of Lune but a win against this in-form team looks unlikely.

The two clubs are separated in distance by just 15 miles, and they will go head-to-head this weekend as St Helens aim to close the 52-point gap between themselves and the opponents.

Birkenhead proved to be the better team in their tight 24-21 win over Crewe & Nantwich last weekend, after dealing with a blow in the warm up when their scrum half Callum Marjoribanks was involved in a clash of heads. This resulted in him breaking his nose and not being able to start, but Finlay Laing was more than happy to step into the number nine position.

Andrew Northey’s St Helens were miles off the pace in their most recent game as they ended up trailing Vale of Lune by 53 points on the day.

The bottom of the league club currently stand on a total of 21 points, but they will be determined to add more points to that tally on Saturday.

The game will get underway at 2:15pm at Moss Lane and this will be the first time the two sides have met so far this season in the Northern Division.

Victory on Saturday would take Birkenhead Park up to 14 games unbeaten this season, whereas for the home side it would mean a 14th loss.