ST HELENS South MP Marie Rimmer says that the whole town is rooting for Saints at Wembley today.

A long-standing season ticket holder, Marie will be cheering the team on against Warrington in the Challenge Cup Final and says she is delighted to see townsfolk really rally behind the men in the red vee in the build up to their first final since 2008.

But she admits to it being an emotional week, too.

She said: “It is fantastic to be from St Helens and see the community come together. We will all be rooting for our lads at Wembley “It is a big one.

“I have just thanked Justin for what he has done and wished him well for the future.

“It is wonderful team with so many local lads. We deserve to be here and deserve to do it. We are all with our lads.”

However, she poignantly recalled Wembleys past.

“It is emotional week because my dad used to get the trains up for the Cup final and he’d tell me to get up at four o’clock and used send me to knock up all of Albert Street to make sure they were up in time to get the train.

“I can remember coming down to Wembley on the train as kids and waking up on postbags at Euston.

“And most importantly this time I miss the town’s former chief exec Carole Hudson. She was a Wiganer but a great Saints fan and we were here together last time so I have been remembering her all this week,” she said.