Brown: Good Challenge

NATHAN Brown says Saints were clinical in their last match but they’ll need to be as good again if they want to get past Hull KR.

Jordan Turner and Francis Meli each grabbed a brace as they handed the Reds a 52-10 defeat on their own patch.

But that will count for nothing if Saints falter on Friday.

“Whatever chances we created we took them and that was pleasing,” Brown said. “Mark Sneyd and Lee Gaskell kicked well and they challenged us. But I always felt comfortable we’d do ok. In the first half we did just enough but we responded and lifted the intensity in the second.

“Now we play Hull KR who are in good form. They have beaten sides running second and fifth so we have a good challenge on our hands.

“They key is they’ve kept Michael Dobson, Travis Burns and Greg Eden fit. Mickey Paea has been playing well too and Rhys Lovegrove is probably having his best season.

“Getting those combinations fit week in week out has seen them pick up wins. It’s the same with Huddersfield and Wigan… and look at what’s happened to Leeds now they have lost key players.

“We have a lot of personnel back and I have no doubt we will challenge them a little better – not that we missed by much last time we faced each other.

“The key for us is to build momentum now. We have gone through a lot of change but now we are able to pick the same 1, 6, 7, 9, and 13 for consecutive weeks and that will help us continue to develop.

“We’d like to think we can give our fans plenty to cheer about this season. Our away support at Salford was sensational.”

Saints have a relatively injury free squad to choose from with only Sia Soliola and Mark Flanagan out long term.

Gary Wheeler and Anthony Walker are now free from injury too but are likely to play on dual registration this week.

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