LEE Gaskell has joined Salford City Reds on loan until the end of the season.The 22-year-old half back has made 43 appearances for the Club since making his debut in 2010 but has found chances limited in 2013.Coming the other way is Stuart Howarth, 23, who is a hooker / loose forward.He was the only Reds player to feature in every one of the club’s 29 matches last season, mostly as a hooker but as scrum half towards the latter end of the campaign.Saints Head Coach Nathan Brown said: “At this stage of his career Lee needs to be playing more regularly and with chances limited at present it made sense for him to go out on loan.“We’re looking forward to watching him develop and I’m sure he will do a good job for Salford.“Stuart has shown in his time at Salford that he is a capable and experienced player and will prove more than adequate cover for a multitude of positions.“He will be put straight into the Good Friday squad and we are confident he will do well.”
IT’S Saints v Hull FC this evening in Round 9 of the First Utility Super League XXI season.As with all our home games this year, we have a host of entertainment both on and off the field to bring you the ultimate matchnight experience.Game Schedule:Red Vee Cafe Bar – Open at 5pm.Tackling Machine – Try your hand at Trojan’s tackle machine opposite the Red Vee Café Bar.Turnstiles – Open 6.30pm.Club Face Painters – These will be operating in the Typhoo and the Hattons Solicitors Family Stands, as well as the Totally Wicked North Stand from 6.30pm … come along and get your face painted in Saints colours for free!Inflatables – We have a range of inflatables in the South West concourse close to the Karalius’ Bar kiosk and in the North Stand concourse for our Junior fans to enjoy!Frankfurters! – The new range continue to be on sale in several kiosks around the concourse.Matchday Pies – A new tasty range will be on sale in several kiosks around the concourse. These include Steak and Pepper, Tikka, Peri Peri and Pulled Pork.Kiosk 5 – Now has Saints Gold and Fosters on tap.Boots – Your favourite furry mascot Boots will be in attendance in all the concourse areas from 6.30pm onwards so look out for him and say hello!Players – We will have two members of the first-team squad who will be down in the concourses to meet fans and sign autographs – these will be in the South-West concourse area at around 7pm, North Stand concourse 7:15pm and the South East concourse 7:30pm. Look out for the life-size players cut-outs in the South West & North Stand to mark the spot where they will be!Cheerleaders – Will be performing at 7.40pm.Steve Prescott Foundation – Kobi and Taylor Prescott will lead the teams out at kick off to celebrate this years Steve Prescott MBE Cup.Isaac Haggerty – there will be a minute’s applause for young Isaac just before kick-off.Half Time – Crossbar Challenge in association with ODs Designer Clothing.Friday’s match is sponsored by Trojan Workwear with the match ball supported by the Steve Prescott Foundation.Team NewsKeiron Cunningham has named his 19-man squad for the match. You can find out more here – and a statistical preview is here.TicketsTickets for the game are available from the Ticket Office at Langtree Park or by calling 01744 455 052. Price details are here.There will be cash turnstiles on the Hattons Solicitors West, McLoughlin and Harvey East and Totally Wicked North Stands.If you require a Solarking South Stand ticket then you need to head to the Ticket Office.Saints SuperstoreThe Saints Superstore is open from 9am until kick off and for half an hour after full time. The eighth edition of our fantastic match programme ‘Strength in Numbers’ will be on sale.It features an exclusive interview with Shannon McDonnell as well we a look back at recent events at Langtree Park. There’s also the latest news and views from around the club, our Academy and community teams. Today’s programme is available on the concourse as well as in the Saints Superstore and is sponsored by Warrington Audi.TravelIf you haven’t planned your trip to Langtree Park, then take a look at our Travel Section for the best ways of getting to the stadium.Matchday Car Parking details are here.OD’s Crossbar ChallengeThe half time crossbar game returns with participants having the chance to win £100 in ODs vouchers.If you want to take part email the club at [email protected]om
Collectively, close to £8,000 has been raised by ‘bids’ alone for St Helens Autism Support and Andy Reid’s Warrior Challenge.And that figure is set to increase when proceeds from the sales of the special Autism shirt, worn at the Magic Weekend, and the red ‘warm-up’ tops for the Warrior Challenge, are announced.Saints Chief Executive Mike Rush said: “We’re really glad to have such a generous community of people who want to show their support for the charities. That means a lot to the club.“Autism is a cause close to my heart and we are well on track to match the figure we raised last year.“I’m also delighted that the Warrior Challenge auction has gone so well. Andy is an inspiration to all.”The players’ Magic Weekend shirts were all sold in aid of St Helens Autism Support; a charity who offers free support to the families of people on the autistic spectrum.And the first team’s ‘warm up’ tops worn before their win over Widnes were auctioned for the Warrior Challenge in honour of the memory of six men who lost their lives while serving in Afghanistan.