SAINTS' skipper Chris Joynt is doubtful for Saturday's daunting trip to Hull (6.05pm) - just one game away from setting a club consecutive appearances record! The Great Britain forward is troubled by a leg injury sustained against Wigan, when he equalled the previous best of 86 by hooker Harry Smith between 1927-29.

Joynt missed Ireland's game in France on Tuesday, and Saints' coach Ian Millward rates Chris's chances of playing at the Boulevard as no more than 50/50, and there is also a question mark over Peter Shiels, who has a damaged ankle.

Millward, however, stated that Tommy Martyn will definitely be in the squad after being omitted just before the kick-off versus Wigan. Martyn, incidentally, last played in the Challenge Cup Final against Bradford Bulls at Twickenham on April 28.

Vila Matautia and Wayne McDonald could also come into the reckoning after being named in the Alliance side against Hull last night (Wednesday).

Former Saints' favourites Steve Prescott and Chris Smith are included in the Hull line-up, which is: Prescott; C. Smith, Campbell, Bird, Raynor; Horne, T. Smith; Broadbent, King, Felsch, Maher, Grimaldi, J. Smith. Substitutes Jackson, Maiden, Craven, Logan.

Supporter's Club coaches - which are now sponsored by City Electrical Factors- will leave Knowsley Road for the Boulevard at 1.30pm. Fare £12 and £10

Saints' have apologised to the family of late chairman Joe Pickavance for unruly behaviour of a few fans who broke the minute's silence before the game against Wigan. Chief executive Malcolm Kay said: "Joe was devoted to Saints and we expected the silence to portray this. We will not tolerate this type of conduct."

Saints are reported to be interested in Rochdale forward Danny Sculthorpe, who is a brother of Paul.

David Fairleigh is expected to tell Saints this weekend if he is staying for another season. David's wife Shona was due to give birth to their first child this week.

Saints' Alliance team bounced back with a seven-try 38-20 defeat of Wigan Warriors at Orrell. Kennedy visit sparks debate THE attendance of Sale Sharks owner Brian Kennedy and chief executive Peter Deakin at the game against Wigan gave rise to speculation that they could become involved in Saints' proposed move to a new stadium. Mr. Kennedy recently bought St. Helens Glass, who are Saints' main sponsors.

Sale Sharks winger Steve Hanley is now training at Saints and is pencilled in for an Alliance debut in the near future. Cumbrian-born Steve stands 6ft 4in and tips the scale at 16 stone.

Saints' player-of-the-month presentation will be held at Forum 44, Hardshaw Street, on Tuesday, July 3, from 7-9pm.

Stadium manager Bill Holden is reported to be 'improving' in Whiston Hospital after suffering burns in an accident at home.

Paul Wellens and Paul Sculthorpe have been named in the England team to face Wales at Wrexham on Tuesday, July 31.

It was Warriors' first loss of the season and Saints' touchdowns came from Radney Bowker (2), Mark McCully, Dwayne West, Gareth Price, Jon Simms and Iain Marsh. John Braddish kicked five goals. Mike Bennett was named man-of-the-match, Team: McCully; Giles, West, Marsh, Kirkpatrick; Bowker, Braddish; McDonald, McConnell, Stankevitch, Bennett, Price, Simms. Substitutes: Williams, Johnson, Hughes, Doolan.

The Academy side lost 38-20 to Wigan at Knowsley Road on Friday. They travel to Hull KR on Sunday, July 1, kick-off 11.30pm

The Junior Saints Club will meet at Knowsley Road on Tuesday, July 3, at 6.15pm

A fund-raising dinner will be held at Knowsley Road on Saturday, July 21, starting 7.30pm. Speaker is Peter Fox, comedian Mickey Gunn and compere Mel Preston. Tickets cost £25 from Jimmy O'Sullivan on 28148 or Joe Spencer 615765.