SAINTS have no fresh injury concerns arising from Saturday’s bruising Challenge Cup game.

Friday’s game against Hull FC will see James Bell and Jake Wingfield come back into contention after suspension and injury respectively.

However, Regan Grace – who has been limited to just one appearance this year – will again sit this out.

Assistant coach Paul Wellens explained that although the cup semi final against Wigan had been a tough, physical game he did not envisage any of the bumps and bruises sustained keeping anyone out.

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He said: “James Bell will come back into contention. He was playing really well until he picked up that suspension and we were really pleased with the effort he came up with, particularly on Good Friday.

“Belly brings a lot of energy to the group and gets around the field and makes his tackles. He has attributes our team certainly values and he comes back and is in contention to play.

“Jake Wingfield is another one who has not played recently but is also in contention.

“We have a few things to figure out before naming the squad but we are confident of naming a strong team.”

There will be no place for Welsh flyer Grace – with the club being extra cautious following the aggravation to Will Hopoate’s hamstring on return.

“Regan is close and finishing a few bits with the physios,” Wellens said.

“We will envisage that he will return to the full squad next week to train with a view to playing at Warrington.

“If not there then we would hope for the week after that.”

Hopoate remains sidelined and last week Kristian Woolf said it was a 2-3 week injury but they could extend it to 4-5 to make sure he was right.

Wellens said: "He is not far off returning to training with the squad but he has boxes that need ticking with the medical staff.

"If we can get him to back training with the squad in the next week he could put himself in with a chance of playing at Warrington, but more likely it'll be for the game after."