KC Ready For Magic Test

KEIRON Cunningham believes Huddersfield are in a false position on the First Utility Super League table – but Saints can’t worry about the Giants’ form when the two sides meet this Sunday.

It’s fourth v eleventh at the Magic Weekend in Newcastle with two points vital for both teams.

“Huddersfield are playing well and are probably in a false position,” Keiron said. “They are similar to Leeds and if you take the Cas result (against Leeds) out of it you’d probably say both have been unlucky on a number of occasions.

“Baloo (Paul Anderson) is working hard there and the boys are starting to get some belief at what they are doing. They went to Catalan and nearly rolled them so they will be on a high and coming into the game full of confidence. But we aren’t doing so badly either.

“When we played in the rain at the beginning of the season we deserved to win the game. Our kicking game was very good that night. I have watched a lot of their games this season and I am shocked with where they are at. They’ve lost by a couple of points and not had the luck.

“All we can do is take care of ourselves though. The Hull game wasn’t good and we had a vast improvement for the Salford match. We will try and improve again in those areas we are deficient in.

“Magic does skew the table and can be a little unfair, but it is what it is. We have to showcase rugby league and push the boundaries. I enjoy the concept and playing there. Last year was a good game. We are looking forward to it.”

KC reported no fresh injury concerns following the win over the Red Devils.

Jonny Lomax, who came off in the second half of that game, is likely to be fit too.

“Jonny coming off was a precaution and he is fine,” Keiron added. “Fingers crossed he will be fine for Sunday. Adam Swift came through ok too, whilst Shannon McDonnell has been ill but is ok now.

“Nothing changes from where we are at and we know we need to keep on improving. You always have to improve and get better. We are working hard and hopefully we are heading in the right direction.

“I like stability in the side, but if people aren’t holding up their end of the bargain then you have to look at it. There are plenty of people in the squad who are going to play plenty of rugby this year.

“We have to try and find the best defensive team we can because we know we can score points.”

Tickets for the Magic Weekend can be bought by popping into the Ticket Office at Langtree Park, by calling 01744 455 052 or online here.

They go offsale at midnight tonight.

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