Roby Confident Of Progress

JAMES Roby is expecting the players to put in a performance to repay the fans.

Saints take on Huddersfield this Friday aiming to get back on the horse following Sunday’s loss to Warrington.

“We’re disappointed with the result and the fact it was at the Magic Weekend adds to it,” he said. “It was an opportunity to go top of the table and show what we can do in front of lots of spectators who perhaps don’t see us all the time.

“It’s our job to take defeats like that on the chin and get back to winning ways.

“We have talked about the defeat as a squad and raised a few points as to where we think we are going wrong. But it is plain to see on the video what the problem was. I don’t think it is all doom and gloom though and a loss doesn’t make us a bad team overnight. We are still second.

“I know we have not shown what we are capable of in recent weeks. We had a purple patch earlier in the season and that is what people want to see again.

“We know we have to win big games to win silverware and there are a number of things we need to improve on. We have to work hard as individuals and as a team to rectify that.

“I’m confident and I think the rest of the team is too, that if we perform as we know we can, we can beat anyone. We need to do our jobs better, play to our strengths and work hard. We aren’t far off as people have seen what we are capable of.”

Friday sees the club’s second game against Huddersfield this season – with the Saints emerging 17-16 winners in the cup.

“You could say they are out for revenge, but that is the same anytime you play a team you have beaten before,” Roby added. “We know what to expect with Huddersfield; they have a big strong pack and quick backs. Quite simply we have to play a lot better.

“It’s good to have a test so soon after the game on Sunday and we are looking forward to it. We want to get back to winning ways and put a smile on the fans’ faces.

“Whoever goes out there it is their job to do that role to a certain standard. They are all professional rugby league players because they are good enough and I’m confident in the squad and the young lads too. Whoever gets put in can do a good job.”

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