PAUL Clough says the whole squad are looking forward to the challenge when they travel to Wigan and the DW Stadium on Sunday in the Playoffs.
Saints only have a draw in four fixtures with the Warriors to show for their endeavours and have been close to beating their rivals on two occasions.
But all that counts for nothing as Saints head into the post season party looking to reach the Grand Final once again.
“Sunday is a massive game and something we are looking forward to,” he said. “As I Saints fan heading to the DW Stadium I used to love it and now I am playing there.
“The atmosphere created by both sets of fans is something special. The Playoffs bring added spice to the match but we will be going there to do a job. But we will make it fun too and we want to enjoy it. I can’t wait.”
Clough, 23, was part of the all-English side that beat Quins RL on Sunday and he was very proud of his teammate’s performance.
“You could have looked at Saturday’s game as a bit of a dead rubber but we didn’t want to do that. We wanted to be heading into the Playoffs on the back of a win and a good performance.
“We didn’t complete our sets in the first half and gave the Quins too much ball – but we were much happier with the second half. Our ball completion was 45 per cent and in the second it was up at 90. We got the ball twice as much and had more opportunities and ball as a result. Once we fixed that we got on top.
“It was the first time we’d played with no overseas players in the team and 15 guys that had come through the Academy were in the squad. That was a superb feeling and to get the win was special.
“Scott Hale scored a nice try at the end – they were tired around the middle and he came on a good line and bagged a lovely try.
“But it was a team effort and some of the tries we scored were great team ones. Tom Armstrong finished them off and he was clinical.”
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