ALEX Walmsley says Saints will head into their clash at Huddersfield full of confidence following their best defensive display of the season.
Keiron Cunningham’s men recorded their third win in a row on Friday to close the gap to the top four to just two points.
But it was the defensive stint during the 12-10 victory over Widnes that pleased Walmsley the most.
“We were happy with the win but it was a scrappy performance,” he said. “We have been guilty of leaking too many points this year so to keep a good attacking side like Widnes to 10 points is testament to our character in defence.
“We have been close to putting in that kind of defensive performance before this year so it was good to see the consistency this time around.
“Our attack wasn’t there though so we are still waiting for that 80 minute performance.
“It’s no coincidence with the short turnaround that we weren’t quite there with our skill last week. We have a longer turnaround this time round and that will help.
“Huddersfield are going well at the moment and have hit the form we expected of them. It is a big game; we need to make sure we go there with confidence and be well prepared.
“We have been written off but we don’t take into account what people say. We are tight knit and work hard together. Our focus is on Huddersfield.
“We want to play well, keep on building and take some form into the Super 8s. We have to treat every game like it is do or die.”
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