JONNY Lomax wants to take the positives of his Four Nations campaign into the new season with the Saints.
The full back made a stunning return from recovery last year which culminated in selection for the England squad.
“I was personally pretty happy with how I went in the Four Nations, but I was gutted about the results,” he said. “Australia were too good on the day for us but there wasn’t much in the New Zealand match.
“Looking back I have to take the positives from that experience. I learnt a lot over the course of the year and what got me into the Four Nations squad.
“I have to take the experience, learn from it and bring it back to Saints to try and improve as a player.”
Lomax has appeared in both Saints friendlies – but knows the big tests lie ahead.
“We have a lot of new players in the squad and it is a case of getting our combinations going as well as understanding how the boys play and what they like to be effective,” he continued. “Our friendlies were about that, and getting mileage in the legs so we can hit the ground running against Leeds.
“We’re looking forward to the challenge.”