Super League briefing
Team news and statistics ahead of Friday's action in Super League, including Warrington's clash with Huddersfield.
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St Helens hooker Dom Speakman is set to make his debut as a replacement for the injured James Roby. Captain Paul Wellens is fit again after a month's absence with a calf injury but he is likely to return at loose forward, with Tom Makinson or Nathan Ashe taking the place of Jonny Lomax at full-back. Saints are also boosted by the return from injury of front-row forwards Josh Perry and Tony Puletua.
Salford are without three first-choice front-row forwards after Lee Jewitt (flu) and Vic Mauro (knee injury) joined Shannon McPherson on the sidelines. Winger Danny Williams is back from a quad injury to take the place of loan signing Jack Murphy and utility back Ryan McGoldrick stands by to replace centre Martin Gleeson if he fails to overcome a knee injury.
Last season: Salford 10 St Helens 32, St Helens 38 Salford 10.
Last six league matches: St Helens W D W L W W Salford L L W L D L.
Top tryscorers: Jonny Lomax (St Helens) 7; Ashley Gibson (Salford) 4.
Top goalscorers: Jonny Lomax (St Helens) 11; Marc Sneyd (Salford) 10.
Wakefield are boosted by the return of former Leeds second rower Ali Lauitiiti and Australian prop Justin Poore but Danny Kirmond and Andy Raleigh remain sidelined while Kyle Wood continues at scrum-half in the absence of the injured Tim Smith.
Leeds coach Brian McDermott is likely to stick with the team that beat Wigan, with full-back Zak Hardaker and winger Ben Jones-Bishop still recovering from injury, although hooker Paul McShane and Chris Clarkson are back in the mix after missing out last week.
Last season: Wakefield 38 Leeds 18, Leeds 44 Wakefield 40.
Last six league matches: Wakefield W W L L D L Leeds W L W W L W.
Top tryscorers: Ben Cockayne (Wakefield) 8; Ryan Hall (Leeds) 5.
Top goalscorers: Paul Sykes (Wakefield) 18; Kevin Sinfield (Leeds) 24.
Australian second rower Trent Waterhouse and England forward Ben Harrison both return for Warrington. Waterhouse has missed the last three games with a lower-back strain, while Harrison has not featured since round one after undergoing a hernia operation.
Huddersfield are unchanged as they look to establish a five-point cushion over the title favourites. Second row pair Michael Lawrence and Jason Chan are their only injury absentees.
Last season: Warrington 54 Huddersfield 6, Huddersfield 22 Warrington 32.
Last six league matches: Warrington D W W L L W Huddersfield W W W L W W.
Top tryscorers: Joel Monaghan (Warrington) 7; Shaun Lunt and Jermaine McGillvary (Huddersfield) 5.
Top goalscorers: Brett Hodgson (Warrington) 21; Danny Brough (Huddersfield) 26.