FORMER Saint Lachlan Coote will receive a warm welcome from the home fans on his first game back on his old stamping ground - but there will be no old pals act from his former teammates.

Coote enjoyed three trophy-laden seasons in the red vee but switched to Hull KR at the end of last year.

He will come on Sunday (3pm) with a Rovers side that picked up a fine win over Salford last weekend and come with form after an early season dip.

Saints coach Kristian Woolf said: “Lachlan was a really influential, important and popular player here for three years.

“We are all going to look forward to seeing him and I know the fans will give him a great reception.

“We all still have a lot of respect for what he has done here.”

He expects Hull KR to bring their A game to Saints on Sunday - and his side will be prepared for that.

“Hull KR are a side that everyone had in their top six at the start of the year – they have shown some of that form at different times but they have not been as consistent as they would have liked .

“One thing we know and expect is that they will come to our stadium and want to prove a point, like every team does, and they will want to play their best.

“That is what we face every week and what we have to prepare for,” Woolf said.

"They play to their strengths and chance their arm a bit at times.

"Sometimes that can work, other times it can lead to a little bit of inconsistency as well.

"You have to applaud them for playing to their strengths and little differently."