SAINTS will keep key men James Roby, Alex Walmsley and Lachlan Coote out of the firing line at Leeds, with Wembley just over a week away.

But coach Justin Holbrook insists the League Leaders shield winners will be fully focused on the match ahead of them when they travel to Headingley for Thursday’s fixture.

The Saints coach has still named a strong-looking squad for the match, nine days ahead of Saints’ Challenge Cup final date with Warrington.

Walmsley, who damaged a retina in the cup semi-final against Halifax, Coote, who is recovering from a knee injury, and Roby, will sit out the Yorkshire trip, though all are expected to return for the cup final.

Morgan Knowles, will return to the fray.

While Holbrook admits it may be a challenge to keep their minds on the next game with Wembley looming ever closer, he insists they will only be concentrating on Thursday’s challenge.

“It is a tough game to be involved in, that’s for sure knowing what comes the week after but for us we’ve been playing well every week and we want that to continue against a tough opposition,” said Holbrook.

Saints will face a resurgent Leeds side who come into the game off the back of convincing wins against Huddersfield and Catalans.

“I think Leeds, especially the last couple of weeks, have shown what they’re capable of so it’s going to be a tough test,” added the Saints coach.

“They’ve been disappointed with [their form] earlier in the year but they’ve brought in four or five quality players which has changed their team completely and the rest of the squad is really strong so I think they’re showing what they are capable of.

“They’ll be hard to beat.

“For us it’s about concentrating and only concentrating on Leeds this Thursday and that’s our job. We’ve got pride in the way we play and we’ve done that every week so we want that to continue against Leeds.”