SAINTS have sent young first team squad members Rob Fairclough and Liam Cooper out on loan for a month.

Half-back Fairclough, 20, has joined Swinton Lions.

Tough-tackling back row Cooper, 21, will link up with Whitehaven bossed by former Saints prop Carl Forster.

Given the shortage of reserve fixtures, the duo have made the move to gain regular game time.

Saints still have a dual registration link-up with Sheffield Eagles and so far this season have sent Matty Lees, Jake Spedding, James Bentley and Jack Ashworth over to Yorkshire this season.