SAINTS have named their 19-man squad for Saturday's Challenge Cup semi-final - but there is no place for Lachlan Coote who has a knee injury.

Skipper James Roby returns to the squad for the first time since groin surgery in mid June.

He is joined by Dom Peyroux Jonny Lomax, Tommy Makinson, Kevin Naiqama, Mark Percival, Theo Fages, Alex Walmlsey and Luke Thompson who all missed the London game.

Speaking earlier in the week Justin Holbrook suggested the alternative to Coote could be dropping Jonny Lomax back to full back and pairing Danny Richardson with Theo Fages in the halves.

Richardson, who scored at the weekend, retains his place in the squad.

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His other stated options were to put Matty Costello there. Jack Welsby is not in the 19, riling out that third suggested option.

Assuming Lomax goes to full back, instead of Costello, that would still leave a battle for the remaining bench spot.

Dom Peyroux returns with Morgan Knowles included despite picking a knock to the ribs last week. He will place second row or loose with Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook and Joseph Paulo the other options for back 

Back rower James Bentley has impressed covering nine in Roby's absence - and his versatility may earn him one spot ahead of the impact of Jack Ashworth.

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Kyle Amor is likely to be rewarded for his consistently good displays of recent weeks by retaining his place on the bench.

Saints: 1. Jonny Lomax, 2. Tommy Makinson, 3. Kevin Naiqama, 4. Mark Percival, 5. Regan Grace, 6. Theo Fages, 7. Danny Richardson, 8. Alex Walmsley, 9. James Roby, 10. Luke Thompson, 12. Joseph Paulo, 13. Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook 15. Morgan Knowles, 16. Kyle Amor, 17. Dom Peyroux, 19. Matty Lees, 20. Jack Ashworth, 22. James Bentley, 24. Matty Costello.

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Looking at the Halifax side, Holbrook said: “We have just got to closely look at the way they play and make sure we prepare for their team as we would any other side. That means we have to be aware of their threats but make sure we keep our focus on ourselves.

“We won’t have any outside distractions and people saying ‘you are going to win’.

"This playing group won’t be taking anything for granted – this is a great opportunity and one that we want to take and are Halifax are in our way.”