SAINTS expect prop Agnatius Paasi to be fit for Thursday’s derby game against Warrington and Joe Batchelor was cleared after his head knock in the semi-final.

But centre Mark Percival is still a week or two away as his hamstring recovery is managed following last year’s surgery.

Paasi missed the semi-final win over Hull FC after sustaining a minor hamstring tear the week before, but he has trained well since that and taken advantage of last weekend’s blank date.

Woolf said: “Agnatius is looking really good in training. He just had a minor hamstring tear – which his first ever one in his career.

“He has come through it really well and has done a lot of running and the week off has been beneficial for him. I would expect that he is going to play this week.”

He explained the cautious approach behind Percival’s recovery, indicating that had it not been for his history with this particular injury then he would be back playing by now.

“It is only the fact that we want to be really cautious there,” Woolf said.

“Like the last time we had a little hiccup, the information we are getting is that from the surgery he has had it is quite common to then have other little implications in different areas and that is exactly what we are seeing.

“What we need to make sure is that we give him the time and the effort in terms of rehab and pre-hab in time we put into it, to try and bullet proof him as much as possible to make sure we don’t follow this line of being in for a few weeks and then out, and then the same again.

“We do understand that the surgery can contribute to that but we need to try and make that as minimal as possible but we are going to be cautious.”

Woolf explained that Joe Batchelor, who suffered a head knock in the semi, was cleared of concussion on the day and is fit for selection.

With the games now coming thick and fast from Thursday, with Saints playing Hull KR on the same day as the England International on 25 June, Woolf will need his whole squad healthy.

He gave a run down on the players currently on the casualty list and when the medical staff and physios expect them to be back playing.

Matty Foster, who suffered a double jaw fracture while playing for Leigh on loan in the opening Super League weekend, is going to be fit to play in a number of weeks.

“His jaw has recovered and he is back in full training. We just need to get the loads and the contact back into him to make sure that again he is healthy and safe, as well as all the running back in him that he needs to go and play.

“He is coming very close,” Woolf said.

“Jake Wingfield ended up having surgery on his shoulder and he is somewhere of the vicinity of seven or eight weeks away.

“James Bentley (leg/ankle) is similar, but maybe nine or 10.

“But Matty Lees (broken ankle) is three to four weeks away.

“We are hoping that he would be back a game or two before that and have a good run under his belt and have some confidence and be ready to go at Wembley.

“Over the next few week the health of the whole squad is going to be really important."