Saints Look For Response

NATHAN Brown says everyone is striving at the club to get better following the loss to Warrington.

There have been some real positive signs in training this week but the proof will be in the action on Friday.

Huddersfield Giants are next up for the Saints at Langtree Park.

“My view hasn’t changed of the game but we now have to move on and move forward,” he said. “I know the fans here like to win trophies and are used to winning in the Super League era. From last year I know they can handle losing but it is the manner in which we lose. The way we lost wasn’t what we deserved to deliver to the fans.

“There are a lot of positive things happening, we’ve had our fair share of things to go against us and the guys have put the club in a good spot.

“Ourselves, Leeds and Wigan are within a couple of points of each other and if you look at this point last year then it is a huge improvement. We haven’t had a lot of luck with stability in our team either so if you take all that into account then it isn’t too bad.

“But the manner in which we lost at the weekend doesn’t help. It wasn’t where we want to be to get to where we want to be. We have to get better and improve in certain areas against certain teams. The reality is if you want to do something at the end of the year you are going to front Leeds and Wigan coming at you. We need to make sure we are doing the right things to give ourselves the best shot.

“Our defence at times looks good – we kept Bradford to nil and they scored a lot of points against Catalan and Bradford – but we aren’t doing it consistently.”

Saints will miss Josh Jones, Alex Walmsley and Jonny Lomax this week with short term knocks.

“Josh suffered concussion on Sunday so he has to sit out for a week. Alex is out with a hamstring problem whilst Jonny’s injury is a knee. They aren’t disastrous and will be short term. Mark Percival is getting closer to returning too.

“It is a big game on Friday and Huddersfield are going well. We need to rebound off a not so good performance. I’m looking forward to seeing how the boys do and if we have learned some lessons from the Wigan and Warrington games.

“We have had a positive week but the proof is in the action.”

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