Saints back-rower Joe Batchelor is ready and raring to go for one of the biggest matches in club rugby league, The Derby between St Helens and Wigan Warriors on Friday night.

The 28-year-old has had challenges this season after suffering an injury against St George Illawarra Dragons, meaning he missed playing in the World Club Challenge. But after marking his return to the matchday fold with a win over Warrington Wolves, Batchelor is focused on playing his part in Saints moving up the league ladder.

With strong options in the second-row spots, he is eager to compete within the squad and keep his spot.