TALKING POINTS: North Wales Crusaders V St’ Helens

AHEAD of North Wales Crusaders’ final pre-season fixture at home to St’ Helens this weekend, we take a look at some of the talking points surrounding the game.

BIG NAME IN TOWN

It’s hard to look past the name of Sunday’s opponents, even though they will be bringing a young side to the Queensway, you can be assured that it will still be packed with quality players who will be looking to break into the St’ Helens first-team.

The Saints youth system is one that is admired by many Super League clubs, and so it’s worth making note of some on the young players that will line-up against Mike Grady’s side on Sunday, as they could be top-flight stars in the future.

START AS WE MEAN TO GO ON

Whilst it was only a pre-season fixture, last weekend’s 60-0 victory over fellow League One side West Wales Raiders has set high hopes among many North Wales Crusaders supporters.

There’s no doubt that St’ Helens will prove to be a different challenge for Grady’s side. However, a solid performance would add to an increasing sense of positivity as we approach the start of the new season.

SELECTION HEADACHE

Following a good team performance last time out, Crusaders coaches Mike Grady and Jonny Leather might now have a selection headache going into Sunday’s fixture.

Grady confirmed to northwalescrusaders.co.uk that he’s hoping to name a 25-man-squad for his side’s final game of pre-season, and with Aaron Moore, Jonny Walker and Liam Hulme not featuring last weekend, that means that players could have to make way for Sunday’s game.

BACK-TO-BACK HOME GAMES

Sunday will be the second time that North Wales Crusaders take to the field at the Queensway Stadium in as many weeks, and following last weekend’s fixture, supporters are looking forward to taking in another home game.

North Wales Crusaders host St’ Helens this Sunday (4th February) at the Queensway Stadium, Wrexham. The game kicks-off at 2,30pm and tickets are priced at £10 adults, £7 concessions and £3 for under 16’s. Parking at the stadium is free.

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