SAINTS expect to be without England prop Alex Walmsley for Friday night's home clash against Leeds Rhinos.

Walmsley will have a scan today on the neck and shoulder he damaged in trying to make a tackle at Warrington last week.

Saints boss Justin Holbrook said: "It doesn't look good, he is going to get some scans now.

"His neck and shoulder haven't improved since Friday and that is always a worry.

"It is highly unlikely that he will play this week and depending on how the scans go we will see how serious it is. But it is not good.

"It was hard to know after the game because he was concussed as well, but he came in Saturday and again today and has not got any better so that is a worry."