TEENAGE centre Josh Simm seems likely to slot back into the Saints three-quarter line in the place vacated by the injured Mark Percival.

The 19-year-old performed well in his two starts earlier this month in the games against Huddersfield and Hull KR.

With Percival now sidelined and seeing a specialist, Simm has an opportunity to press his claims for a longer run.

Speaking on Tuesday, Saints boss Kristian Woolf had yet to make a call on the position, but sang the praises of the youngster.

Woolf said: "I have not got that far yet, but one thing I will say is that I was really happy with what Josh Simm did for two games in a row.

"He was only left out on the weekend because he had an international player in Mark Percival coming back, otherwise he would have played.

"I have not finalised my decisions yet, but Josh would be at the forefront of my thoughts."

Woolf's other options are Matty Costello or, as seems unlikely, moving James Bentley to the centre and Dom Peyroux into the second row.

Tuesday's game against Wigan is the first meeting between the sides this year - and is also a new experience for the Saints boss.

He has been told from day one since landing in St Helens what to expect.

"Ever since I stepped foot in town, everyone has made me really aware of how big the game is and how big that rivalry is.

"I am looking forward to experiencing it," he said.

Saints game against Wigan will be behind closed doors at Salford's AJ Bell Stadium on Tuesday, with a 8.15pm kick off.