Saints Aim To Continue Form

NATHAN Brown is expecting Saints to continue their improvement when they take on Widnes Vikings this Friday.

His side sit two points clear at the top of the Super League table – but must take the spoils if they want to remain at the summit.

“We want to play well this Friday and in the next few weeks so we can head into the playoffs with confidence,” he said. “If we don’t play well over the next few weeks then we won’t go in with confidence.

“Last week we were better than the week before and this week I’d like to think we can be better once again.

“London competed hard but our class showed in the end. We had a flat period but we recovered from it and finished strong.

“Widnes have shown how well they can play and in Kevin Brown and Rhys Hanbury they have creative players who can score points.”

Saints will welcome back Luke Walsh for the clash, but will miss his half-back partner Lance Hohaia.

“We’ll be missing Lance for the next eight to ten weeks,” Brown continued. “He has damaged the muscle on the bottom of his foot. It’s a shame as he has had a good year for us. The upside is we have Gary Wheeler who is a good young player who will get an opportunity.

“I really feel for Lance, he has copped some stick, but he’s had a consistent year and I think the fans have recognised that. Injures are part of the game so we will have to just get on with it.

“Walshy will be back this week which means Jon Wilkin can go into the back row. We just hope that Gary can maintain some field time – that is the key for him. He has a good skillset and we are confident he will do well for us.”

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