SAINTS travel to Huddersfield Giants tonight (7.45pm) looking to maintain their 100 per cent start to the season.

Giants, on the other hand, come into this looking for their first win of the Super League campaign under Ian Watson after defeats to Hull FC, Catalans and Hull KR.

Saints are without winger Tommy Makinson, but welcome back Sione Mata'utia to the pack.

Coach Kristian Woolf remains hopeful that Mark Percival will play - but again re-iterated the view that he would not be risked if there was aa doubt.

St Helens Star:

Lachlan Coote pulled up well after the Wakefield game after coming off late in the game as a precaution and will again play.

Matty Lees (ankle) and Morgan Knowles (thumb) remain sidelined.

Saints 21: 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.

Looking at the probable selection from the Saints 21, Woolf has a couple of options in the backline.

If Percival is fit, he can switch either Jack Welsby or Kevin Naiqama to the flank.

However, should Percival not play, Woolf said Tom Nisbet will come in on to the flank.

St Helens Star:

In the absence of Lees, Agnatius Paasi will again likely start with Alex Walmsley with Kyle Amor and Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook bringing their experience off the bench.

St Helens Star:

With Lewis Dodd grabbing his chance well as the James Roby interchange last week, then showing his utility value at full back, he will get another shot there tonight.

The fourth bench spot will go to spell Mata-utia in the middle - with Joe Batchelor and Jake Wingfield both putting their hands up for that.

St Helens Star:

Wingfield was very impressive last week, earning  plaudits from the coach.

Huddersfield feature three ex-Saints in their 21 - Lee Gaskell, Josh Jones and Jack Ashworth.

Aidan Sezer remains the architect of much of what Giants do from the halves, and Gaskell has turned into a wily customer.

In the pack Luke Yates is a tough nugget and Kenny Edwards has, in the past, had the ability to get under the skin of Saints and reaped the rewards.  

Giants 21: 2. Jermaine Mcgillvary,  3. Jake Wardle, 5. Darnell Mcintosh, 6. Lee Gaskell, 7. Aidan Sezer, 8. Luke Yates, 9. Adam O'brien, 10. Michael Lawrence, 11. Kenny Edwards, 13. Josh Jones, 14. Matty English, 16. Jack Cogger, 17. Chris Mcqueen, 18. Jack Ashworth, 19. James Cunningham, 20. Oliver Wilson, 21. Leroy Cudjoe, 22. James Gavet, 24. Louis Senior, 27. Sam Wood, 29. Ronan Michael.

Although both named in the initial 21 coach Watson has told the Yorkshire Post that neither Wardle or Cudjoe are fit to play, which could meana Josh Jones moving back to centre.

Ex0Saint Gaskell will play full back for the Giants. 

Robert Hicks will be referee. Ben Thaler will be the video referee.

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

Last 10 meetings

Huddersfield 6, St Helens 54 (SLR11, 4/9/20)
St Helens 10, Huddersfield 12 (SLR6, 6/3/20)
St Helens 48, Huddersfield 6 (SLR28, 6/9/19)
St Helens 38, Huddersfield 2 (SLR18, 14/6/19)
Huddersfield 16, St Helens 22 (CCR6, 12/5/19)
Huddersfield 12, St Helens 40 (SLR6, 14/3/19)
St Helens 12, Huddersfield 16 (SLS8-R1, 10/8/18)
St Helens 66, Huddersfield 4 (SLR12, 20/4/18)
Huddersfield 12, St Helens 26 (SLR3, 23/2/18)
St Helens 40, Huddersfield 16 (SLS8-R6, 15/9/17)

Super League summary

Huddersfield won 13
St Helens won 40 (includes wins in 2009 and 2010 play-offs)
1 draw
Huddersfield highest score: 48-20 (MW, 2016) (Widest margin: 40-4, A, 2013)
St Helens highest score: 68-18 (H, 1998) (Widest margin: 66-4, H, 2018)