St Helens boss Paul Wellens has announced his 23-man squad ahead of Saints’ trip to Leeds Rhinos on Friday.

Wellens was already forced into unplanned changes following the Salford game, after Mark Percival received a two-match ban for his shoulder charge tackle on Jack Ormondroyd.

Matty Lees and Joe Batchelor are available to Wellens after recovering from injuries.

Konrad Hurrell has returned to fold after missing the Salford game due to a one-match ban.

Saints started this season strongly with three consecutive victories.

But after defeat against Salford Red Devils previously, this Round 5 clash is a chance for them to bounce back with a statement victory.

Saints are set to take on the Rhinos at Headingley on Friday night at 8pm.

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