SAINTS head over to Headingley tonight to play Huddersfield Giants (6pm) in what is their first Friday evening game since Super League returned.

They have had to make changes to the side that won against Hull KR last week with skipper James Roby dropping out due to the head-knock sustained in the closing minutes.

His place will be taken by Aaron Smith, who has been spelling the Saints captain of the bench since the back end of last season.

Young hooker Josh Eaves has been added to the 21 - and he could be lined up to spell Smith if needs be.

Zeb Taia misses out with a slight groin strain, meaning Dom Peyroux could slot on to that edge to partner the on-song James Bentley in the second row.

Saints' other question mark was over Theo Fages, who limped off the field against Hull KR after hyper-extending his knee.

Although coach Kristian Woolf expects the French international to play, they do have 18-year-old half Lewis Dodd on standby for a debut.

Morgan Knowles returns to the side after missing last week due to the effects of illness.

Saints face a Giants side that say they only have 16 fit men.

But Woolf will be taking that with a pinch of salt, and has seen already this year what Huddersfield can do.

Last time the teams met at TWS, the Giants won 12-10 in an ugly game that suited their style better - something Saints have to be equipped for.

“That night they were allowed to bog the game down - it is what Huddersfield do at times and that is something we have to expect and be prepared for.”

There are doubts over Giants' linchpin Aidan Sezer, but if he plays Saints will have a focus on him after his performance last time out.

“He is a class player and they have a few who need some attention. If you don’t defend well against them they have the ability to hurt you.

“Jermaine McGilvary has been really good for a long time and is really strong in the way he starts their sets off.

“And Kenny Edwards, on the left edge, has been in some really good form for them and a good point in their attack. and James Gavet is big and physical in the middle,” he said.

1. Lachlan Coote, 3. Kevin Naiqama, 5. Regan Grace, 6. Jonny Lomax, 7. Theo Fages, 8. Alex Walmsley, 12, Dom Peyroux, 13. LMS, 14. Morgan Knowles, 15. Matty Lees, 16. Kyle Amor, 17. Jack Ashworth, 19. Aaron Smith, 20. James Bentley, 21. Matty Costello, 22. Jack Welsby, 23, Joe Batchelor, 24, Josh Eaves, 26, Josh Simm, 27. Lewis Dodd, 32. James Graham.

Huddersfield 21 man squad: Mcgillvary, Wardle, Turner, Mcintosh, Sezer, Gavet, O’brien, Edwards, Wardle, Lawrence, English, Wilson, Cudjoe, Holmes, Russell, Senior, Hewitt, Wood, Butterworth, Trout, Young.