“WE will be ready!”
Saints are just 80 minutes away from the Grand Final with Warrington Wolves standing between them and a date at Old Trafford.
Keiron Cunningham’s side head to the Halliwell Jones Stadium for the third time this year on Thursday, but this time the stakes couldn’t be higher.
“The place will be rocking and we will be ready for the game,” he said. “They have been in good form; probably the form side of this period of the comp but we will go there and have a good crack at it.
“We know what people have been saying about us and that we are classed as a potential slip up. That suits us.
“We know we have to go there and do a good job against a Warrington side who missing some key players went and did a superb job at Hull.
“It would have been nice to go through the Super 8s system unbeaten but we finished strongly. We had a patched up side at the weekend and got there in the end. I thought Theo (Fages) did a good job as did Olly Davies. He hasn’t had a lot of game time in Super League and played a bit at 9, up front and in the back row.
“We are relatively fit and we let James Roby put his feet up last week as we want to use him to his fullest towards the end of the season.”
In the build up to Thursday’s clash, Super League’s Dream Team was announced for 2016 – with Hull providing six members and Thursday’s opponents four.
Cunningham said whilst it was understandable that no Saints were named some of his side would be disappointed.
“It is a true reflection of how the year has gone and I think it is good for the game as a whole that Hull dominate it,” he explained. “They deserve that for what they have achieved this season.
“If we had been a touch better in the middle part of the year then I’m sure there would have been some Saints in there too.
“There will be a few players disappointed but when you match them up to a Hull side that won the Cup and finished near the top then you understand their selection.”
Tickets for Thursday’s game are close to selling out. Saints have around 300 remaining at the time of writing.
You can buy them from the Ticket Office at Langtree Park, by calling 01744 455 052 or online here.
Please note tickets bought online or over the phone are now for collection only.