SAINTS will be backed by a 3,000-strong travelling army for tonight's top versus second Super League tussle at the Halliwell Jones.

In a match that has been built up - including Wolves hiring a plane to circle the Saints ground last week - a cracking atmosphere is expected.

That banner in itself provoked plenty of banter - with a Saints fans riposte including references to 'Wolves are win the league' on account of Warrington not being champions since 1955.

Saints are six points ahead at the summit, but a Warrington win would tighten that up at the top end with nine games to go.

Saints have already beaten Warrington this year on a night in which Man of Steel leader Blake Austin was crucially subdued.

They are without skipper James Roby and Zeb Taia, and will run a check over Mark Percival.

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Warrington have caused a stir by including England RU convert Luther Burrell in the 19.

The game kicks off tonight at 7.45pm.

St.Helens 19 man squad: 1. Jonny Lomax, 2. Tommy Makinson, 3. Kevin Naiqama, 4. Mark Percival, 5. Regan Grace, 6. Theo Fages, 8. Alex Walmsley, 10. Luke Thompson, 12. Joseph Paulo, 13. Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook 15. Morgan Knowles, 16. Kyle Amor, 17. Dom Peyroux, 19. Matty Lees, 20. Jack Ashworth, 21. Aaron Smith, 22. James Bentley, 23. Lachlan Coote, 24. Matty Costello.

Warrington 19-man squad: Sitaleki Akauola, Blake Austin, Luther Burrell, Josh Charnley, Daryl Clark, Jason Clark, Mike Cooper, Ben Currie, Matt Davis, Bryson Goodwin, Chris Hill, Jack Hughes, Toby King, Tom Lineham, Jake Mamo, Declan Patton, Joe Philbin, Lama Tasi, Danny Walker.