LANCE Hohaia says a good pre-season is the main reason behind Saints – and his – strong start to the First Utility Super League season.
The half back has played in five games so far in 2014 and is set to return to the side for tomorrow’s derby.
“I worked hard in pre-season and persevered,” he said. “I have a lot of confidence in the team. We have a good pack going forward and that allows myself and the rest of the backs to play expansive.
“I’m enjoying it and the way we are playing. There are areas I want to improve on of course; we need to keep our heads down and not get carried away. If we do that I think we will give ourselves a good chance this year.”
Lance has been involved in a number of derbies since he joined Saints for the 2012 season and is looking forward to the latest clash.
“They are always big and tough matches and I’m looking forward to it. I know the history between the two towns and the two clubs. It will be great to play in front of a sell-out crowd. Both sets of fans will be vocal.
“We played well at home against them last season and they will have a good attitude – like they always do – coming into this match. We have a lot of confidence in the team at the moment and the boys are playing good football.
“We need to get out there and give a good performance.”