SAINTS will welcome back supporters on Monday night for the first time since March 2020.

Season ticket holders have gone into a ballot for the game against Salford, with places will be allocated to 4,000 fans in line with government regulations.

The club is currently notifying successful fans - along with details of admission.

The playing group are looking forward to the spectators filling the four sides of the ground again - and bringing the noise, atmosphere and encouragement with them.

“It is exciting for the coaching staff and the players. We can’t wait for it,” said Saints boss Kristian Woolf.

“We have missed the fans, even if we have now got used to rolling out in empty grounds and having to create our own atmosphere.

“The players at all clubs have done a terrific job with regards to the intensity that the game is still being played at.

“But at the end of the day, the players love playing in front of the fans.

“They love the roar of the crowd when things go well and the extra dimension and pressure that it adds to the game as well.

“I know all of our blokes can’t wait for it."

The last times fans were allowed into the TWS was for the defeat by Huddersfield 14 months ago.

In that time plenty has happened - all missed by the supporters. Whether that is to say farewells to Luke Thompson, Dom Peyroux and Zeb Taia.

Or say hello and goodbye to James Graham.

And particularly tough will have been watching Saints crowned back-to-back champions on TV, rather than being in the stadium to raise the roof when Jack Welsby scored.

They can make up for lost time from Monday - with a first glimpse in the flesh of Agnatius Paasi, Joel Thompson and Sione Mata'utia.

Woolf added: "It is the whole package of what fans bring to a match.

"When your team is struggling and you have got your own fans encouraging you and singing songs, that can help you find the extra five per cent that is needed.

At the same time it can add pressure to the opposition, as they can hear it too.

"There are a lots of reasons why we have missed them and want them back so much.

"At the end of the game, being able to celebrate with the fans and thank them for coming and them showing their appreciation for what the players put on the field, that is something that everyone looks forward to."

Monday's game kicks off at 7.45pm.