LANCE Hohaia says there can be no more excuses as Saints hit the half-way point of the Stobart Super League season.
The half-back admits it’s been a difficult transition from what happened earlier in the season but now expects the club to kick on – himself included.
“As a club we are all fairly gutted we are out of the cup; we looked at the video of that game and we missed a lot of opportunities. We can’t do anything about that now so we need to look forward to Monday’s game.
“We have to turn up and start well, like on Saturday, but we missed opportunities in attack and we can’t do that.
“I have no doubt the game against Leeds will be a different story this time around. They have a few key players in their side back and will be hurting from that performance.
“They are a proud team and will want to rectify that. But, if we turn up and play well we’re all confident we can win.”
He continues: “I’ve played eight games with Jonny [Lomax] in the halves and we believe that alongside Robes and Wello we can improve our combinations and perform better. I have not hit top form and I know I can do better, but I am happy that I am progressing. I now need to build some consistency.
“We need to build the trust, respect and combinations between us so we understand each other’s games. We are a little off that. I am the key addition to that combination and it is something I need to work on. We have spoken together this week about how we can improve and we will get better.
“It’s no secret we struggled at the start of the year and we lost our coach. We also had new combinations that are still finding their way. But excuses are out of the door now, we have to take responsibility and we are doing that, but I’d like to see us go from strength to strength.
“The Leeds game is a continuation of that. They are the reigning premiers and it’s good to test yourself at the best. We are looking forward to having a crack at them.”