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KEIRON Cunningham said Saints were very professional to come away with the two points on Friday.

His side ran in eight tries in a comprehensive 44-4 victory over Wakefield at Langtree Park.

“It can be quite tough playing against teams who have had adversity and we have done that twice in the space of three weeks now,” he said. “Against Hull KR it was a challenge to stay with them in the first half until we bedded in. Tonight, we made an oath to meet fire with fire and I thought we came out strong and maintained those standards throughout the game.

“Even towards the end when they broke through, the boys were fighting hard to scramble and stop tries – and that is always a good sign for your team.

“It was a really professional performance. We went out, prepared well and conceded one try all night. Every game is tough in Super League – that game could have been 30-18 or 30-22 if we hadn’t done the professional things.

“We got our offloads away and our second phase stuff was good. We played some entertaining stuff too and challenged each other all night.

“I thought Jon Wilkin did some great things in the middle and I was disappointed Swifty got injured as it meant we had to juggle things around. Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook ended up in the centres and to be honest I would have liked to have seen him on the edge with Wilko left in the middle.”

Adam Swift was carried off in the first half and Cunningham admits it doesn’t look too good.

“He needs a scan on his ankle and we will have to wait and see on the results,” he said. “It’s a shame as he was in great form. Both my wingers hadn’t had a pre-season and were really doing well.

“Tommy Makinson was really good tonight and Swifty was building too. It is disappointing but it gives someone else a shot.”

Next up at Langtree Park are Wigan in the ALL TICKET clash on Good Friday (March 25).

You can buy tickets from the Ticket Office at Langtree Park, by calling 01744 455 052 or online here.

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