SCOTLAND and Great Britain full-back Lachlan Coote will almost certainly be unavailable for champions St Helens when they visit Warrington Wolves in Super League Round Two on Thursday.

Coote's second-half knee injury marred Saints' opening 48-8 win against Salford Red Devils in a 2019 Grand Final repeat at the Totally Wicked Stadium last night, a game that came too early for hooker James Roby and winger Tommy Makinson.

The 29-year-old Coote will need a scan this week.

Saints' new coach Kristian Woolf believes the influential player has suffered a medial collatral ligament (MCL) injury.

He said: "We need to get that scanned but we are thinking MCL at the moment, what grade and how long we won't know until the swelling has gone a little bit and we get some scans."

His place in the Saints line-up against Warrington is likely to go to academy product Jack Welsby.

Alex Walmsley's late withdrawal against Salford was just a 'stinger' and he is expected to be fit to face The Wire.