SAINTS say they have identified fans who set off flares during the team's away match at Warrington last Friday night.

The club says it is looking at banning those responsible, and possibly push for a prosecution.

Flares were set off in the away end at the Halliwell Jones Stadium during last Friday's Super League clash, which Saints won 21-10.

A Saints fan took to social media to condemn the actions and shared a photograph of a spectator who had been injured by a flare.  

A statement from Saints said: "Working with Warrington Wolves and local police, we have identified a small number of fans using pyrotechnics (flares) and as the investigation progresses we are fully expecting the outcome to result in these fans either being banned from attending club games and/or prosecution.

"St Helens R.F.C’s upcoming match with Wigan Warriors at the Totally Wicked Stadium will see stewards strategically placed in and amongst the fans to ensure that a zero tolerance policy is in place.

"As part of the Totally Wicked Stadium’s ground regulations, anyone caught bringing smoke grenades or flares into any ground or throwing beer, or any other liquid, risk being banned and reported to the police."

A spokesman for the Rugby Football League (RFL) said: "We can confirm that stadium security responded to two incidents involving flares, one at the very start of the game and the other towards the end, both at the away end of the ground.

"We will be contacting both clubs for further information as soon as possible, but we understand that the perpetrators have been identified and that appropriate action will be taken against them."