VIKINGS travel to St Helens on Friday night looking to complete a league double, but they will do so without on-song full back Rhys Hanbury and suspended Chris Bridge.

Hanbury’s knee flared up in the win against Catalans, while Bridge was charged with a Grade B dangerous throw and took an early guilty plea.

In their places Denis Betts can call on Stef Marsh and Warrington loanee Jack Johnson.

It will be the last leg of a gruelling period of matches, featuring a bank holiday weekend double header, something Friday’s opponents Saints have not had to endure.

Huddersfield Town’s date at Wembley saw Giants’ game with Saints was postponed - a decision Betts was not happy with.

“These are tough games for those teams that have played twice over Bank Holiday, for Saints it will be like a normal week,” Betts said.

“I think it is totally preposterous that you put these fixtures in where everyone is tested and two sides decide not to play.

“They should have been made to play – it is not Huddersfield or St Helens’ fault.”

Betts was, however, upbeat ahead of the clash against full strength Saints.

“All the local derbies have brought the best out of us.

“It is always a big fixture for us as we are seen as the poorer cousin and we want to put a statement put that we are in the fight and punching our weight,” Betts said.