St Helens Rugby League Boost: Key Players Set to Return Soon

Rugby League: St Helens Bolstered by Imminent Return of Key Players

In a significant boost for the reigning Super League champions, St Helens are set to welcome back several key players in the coming weeks. Head coach Paul Wellens has confirmed that half-back Jonny Lomax is poised to return from injury this week, while forward Morgan Knowles is expected to be fit for the highly anticipated derby against Wigan Warriors next weekend.

The Saints’ injury woes have been a concern, but the impending returns of long-term absentees Alex Walmsley and Tommy Makinson have also provided a glimmer of hope. Wellens stated that Walmsley, who has been sidelined for several months due to a hamstring issue, could be back in contention in around five weeks, while Makinson, who is dealing with a foot problem, may return in three to four weeks.

“He brings quality, big-game experience, leadership, competitiveness, all the attributes that have made him the great player he is for a long period of time,” Wellens acknowledged. “We’ve had some decent results and performances while Jonny’s been away, but he is the captain, he’s the captain for a reason, so he’s going to come back into the team.”

While the likes of Joe Batchelor, Matt Whitley, and Jake Wingfield remain sidelined, Wellens is confident that their seasons are not over and they will return to action in due course.

The imminent return of these key players will undoubtedly provide a timely lift for St Helens as they look to maintain their strong start to the Super League season and defend their title.

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