NATHAN Brown wants Saints to continue their good run of form when they face Warrington at the Magic Weekend this Sunday.
His side head into the contest just a point behind Leeds on the Super League ladder having scored 17 tries in their last two games.
And he expects nothing but a massive clash.
“We’re looking forward to the game against Warrington,” he said. “It is a big occasion on a big field against a big team. It will be a real challenge and we will be going there wanting to put in a big performance.
“They have experienced personnel and over the last four to five years when they haven’t won a trophy they have been in a Grand Final. They are a quality side and like us have been playing younger players too. It will be good to see those guys going against each other.
“This is an important game so for us.”
Saints expect to welcome back Jordan Turner for the game – and Brown also indicated the squad would be similar to the one that beat Bradford 50-0.
“I was pleased with that result,” he added. “We’ve worked hard in the last few weeks and focused hard on our defence and how we can improve it. To keep Bradford to nil was pleasing.
“We’ve scored some nice tries recently and if you look at the year as a whole our attack has gone reasonably well but it is the defence that has let us down.
“If you look at the ‘for’ column on the ladder, ourselves, Leeds and Wigan have a reasonably similar attack but in defence Leeds are better than everyone.
“If we want to compete with them then that is an area we need to be much better in. On the weekend things worked out well but now we have to get some consistency.
“For the first six weeks our defence was as good as anyone’s, then we have had a month when things haven’t been good enough. Leeds have had that consistency.”
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