SAINTS wing Tommy Makinson is missing from the 21 man squad ahead of Thursday's match with Huddersfield Giants at the John Smith's Stadium (7.45pm kick off).

The former Golden Boot has a minor foot injury he picked up against Wakefield last week, and was withdrawn in the second half “for precautionary reasons”.

He has not recovered in time.

With Mark Percival in the squad, it does leave the coach the option of putting one of Kevin Naiqama or Jack Welsby on the flank.

However, should Percival not play Saints have good cover in Tom Nisbet, who impressed in this year's trial game.

Full back Lachlan Coote, who who also taken off late on, has come through well and is again named.

Sione Mata'utia returns after a head knock but Matty Lees and Morgan Knowles are still out.

Dan Norman is included in the 21 again as is the impressive Jake Wingfield.

The game is live on Sky Sports Arena on Thursday with kick off at 7:45pm.

Saints: 1, Lachlan Coote, 3. Kevin Naiqama, 4, Mark Percival, 5. Regan Grace, 6. Jonny Lomax, 7. Theo Fages, 8. Alex Walmsley, 9. James Roby, 11. Joel Thompson, 12, James Bentley, 14. Sione Mata’utia, 15. LMS, 16. Kyle Amor, 17, Agnatius Paasi, 18. Jack Welsby, 19, Aaron Smith, 20, Joe Batchelor, 21. Lewis Dodd, 23. Jake Wingfield, 25. Dan Norman, 26. Tom Nisbet.