St helens coach Kristian Woolf has provided an update on the fitness of Barrovian star Morgan Knowles.

The loose forward has not featured this year after having a repair job done on his off-season thumb surgery but Woolf is hopeful that it won't be long before he is back in the fold.

“Morgan Knowles gets a scan this week and that will give us a really good idea of where it sits," Woolf said.

“The best-case scenario is a couple of weeks – it is all positive and not too far away."

The news means that they will go into the game at Huddersfield on Thursday without Knowles, who was recently included in the England squad preparing for the 2021 World Cup.

The Cumbrian was named the club's 2020 'player of the year' for his performance during the campaign, which saw the club clinch an 8-4 Super League Grand Final win against Wigan Warriors at the KCOM Stadium after finishing second in the regular season table.

He scored two tries in 18 appearances for Woolf's team in the campaign and will be looking to pick up where he left off in terms of performances once he is able to return to the field this season.

Knowles was born in Barrow-in-Furness and his career began with Ulverston before he later joined Barrow Island.