Dickson and Clark named in Saints squad to face Scarlets

Lee Dickson has been included in Saints' matchday squad for the LV= Cup trip to Scarlets (picture: Sharon Lucey)
Lee Dickson has been included in Saints' matchday squad for the LV= Cup trip to Scarlets (picture: Sharon Lucey)

Lee Dickson and Calum Clark are both included in Saints’ matchday squad for the LV= Cup trip to Scarlets on Friday night.

The pair were released by England on Tuesday, meaning they miss out on the opening autumn international, against New Zealand at Twickenham on Saturday.

But they could now play a part for their club in Wales, with Ben Foden and Alex Waller, who both trained with England last week, joining them on the replacements list.

Saints have made four changes to the team which beat Newcastle Falcons 37-23 in the LV= Cup opener at Franklin’s Gardens last Saturday.

James Wilson comes in at full-back after recovering from the head injury sustained against Ospreys two weeks ago, while Jamie Elliott is rested.

Mike Haywood and Gareth Denman are also given the weekend off, with Ross McMillan and Tom Mercey taking their place in the first 15.

The final alteration comes in the back row, where Ben Nutley replaces Teimana Harrison, who is on the bench.

Saints: Wilson; Packman, Stephenson, Waldouck, Collins; Hooley, Hodgson; E Waller, McMillan, Mercey; Woolford, C Day; Dowson (c), Nutley, Fisher.

Replacements: Williams, A Waller, Ma’afu, Clark, Harrison, L Dickson, Mallinder, Foden.

Scarlets: Evans; Williams, Hughes, Owen, Climo; S Shingler, Hardy; John, Myhill, Edwards; S Jones, Earle (c); McCusker, J Davies, Pitman.

Replacements: Elias, W Jones, Adriaanse, Day, Bennett, R Davies, Lewis, Warren.