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Super League preview: St Helens to hand debut to new signing Alex Walmsley against Hull FC

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St Helens are set to give a Super League debut to former Batley forward Alex Walmsley against Hull on Friday night.

The 22-year-old 6ft 5in prop has been drafted into coach Nathan Brown's 19-man squad as a replacement for Australian front-rower Josh Perry, who will be out for a month with a knee injury sustained in Sunday's 14-4 win at Widnes.

Walmsley was one of Brown's three close-season signings and played in Saints' pre-season trials, but spent the first two weeks of the season on a dual registration with his old club Batley.

"Big Alex is more than likely to come in for Josh," Brown said. "He has done well. His form in the friendlies has been good and his attitude is first class."

Saints will also be without utility player Lance Hohaia for a month after he damaged a shoulder at Widnes, but are hopeful hooker James Roby will return after missing the round-two game with a foot injury.

Hull FC coach Peter Gentle has retained the same squad that was on duty for the 28-12 win over Bradford last Sunday.

Forwards Danny Tickle and Liam Watts again miss out through injury, while Joe Arundel and Brett Seymour are again likely to be left out.

"People might say they are misfiring a bit but they can say the same about us," said Gentle of his side's next opponents.

"Their defensive patterns aren't quite nailed on at the moment and their attack is still coming together but they've got a very good squad.

"I still think they'll be right up there at the top of the table come round 27. They are a very good side and they'll improve each week, which we hope to do as well."

St Helens squad: Wellens, Gardner, Turner, Soliola, Meli, Lomax, Roby, McCarthy-Scarsbrook, Puletua, Wilkin, Manu, Laffranchi, Flanagan, Jones, Gaskell, Makinson, Greenwood, Walmsley, Walker

Hull FC squad: Arundel, Briscoe, Crooks, Crookes, Galea, Green, Heremaia, Holdsworth, Horne, Houghton, Johnson, Lynch, McDonnell, O'Meley, Pitts, Seymour, Westerman, Whiting, Yeaman

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Super League Table

Super League Table - September 14 2014
Pos Team P Pts
1 St Helens 27 38
2 Wigan Warriors 27 37
3 Huddersfield Giants 27 37
4 Castleford Tigers 27 36
5 Warrington Wolves 27 35
6 Leeds Rhinos 27 32
7 Catalans Dragons 27 29
8 Widnes Vikings 27 27
9 Hull K R 27 23
10 Salford Red Devils 27 23
11 Hull FC 27 22
12 Wakefield Wildcats 27 21
13 Bradford Bulls * 27 10
14 London Broncos 27 2
Forthcoming First Utility Super League Fixtures
TimeFixture
First Utility Super League
Thursday 5th February
20:00Widnes vs Wigan
Friday 6th February
20:00St Helens vs Catalans Dragons
Sunday 8th February
15:00Huddersfield vs Hull
15:00Warrington vs Salford
15:00Hull K R vs Leeds
15:30Castleford vs Wakefield
Thursday 12th February
20:00Salford vs St Helens
Friday 13th February
20:00Hull vs Warrington
20:00Leeds vs Widnes
20:00Wigan vs Huddersfield
Today's Results
TimeResult
First Utility Super League
Saturday 11th October
St Helens 14 - 6 Wigan
Friday 3rd October
Wigan 16 - 12 Warrington
Thursday 2nd October
St Helens 30 - 12 Catalans Dragons
Friday 26th September
Huddersfield 16 - 18 Catalans Dragons
Thursday 25th September
Castleford 14 - 30 Warrington
Saturday 20th September
Leeds 20 - 24 Catalans Dragons
Warrington 22 - 19 Widnes
Friday 19th September
St Helens 41 - 0 Castleford
Thursday 18th September
Wigan 57 - 4 Huddersfield
Sunday 14th September
Wakefield 18 - 42 Hull K R

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