Brown: Show Form

NATHAN Brown is expecting Saints to take great confidence into this Friday’s home game.

Fresh off the back of the win over Warrington, Saints Head Coach wants his side to continue that good form when they host Wakefield.

“We go in with huge confidence,” he said, “Warrington are a terrific team and it was a good game of footy. It was intense for 80 minutes, the two sides were going at it and it was a real arm wrestle for the match. I thought it was the best Super League game so far this year.

“Our start was key to the victory and defensively it was good too. They have a lot of very good players on their team and had a lot of opportunities on our line. The defence came up good and the challenge now is for us to come up again and do it again.”

Brown was also pleased with the youngsters in the team that stood up and were counted.

“Anthony Walker’s second 20 minute stint was outstanding for a young guy and Joe Greenwood was better too. Ant deserved his place. We took Mark Percival out of the line up as he has many years ahead of him hasn’t he? We have to use him right; he will play a number of games this year and we don’t want to overuse him.

“He came up against Leeds last week and that takes a lot out of a young kid.”

He continues: “There’s no logical answer to why we haven’t won at home – if there was we’d try and address it. Apart from the Huddersfield game I don’t think we have been bad at home. Against Hull we led, defended and competed well, but didn’t get through our sets.

“Against Leeds we scored three tries apiece; we would like to do better at home, we would like to get some results for the fans.

“Wakefield can be unpredictable; in the back half of last year they were consistent and have been unlucky this year. Teams winning close games early in the year can appear to be doing well than sides that aren’t that far away.”

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