TOMMY Makinson is calling on Saints to have a big start when they take on Wakefield Trinity at the Totally Wicked Stadium this Friday.
A poor first half was one of the reasons why Keiron Cunningham’s men failed to take the spoils at Leigh last week, despite crossing the line on a number of occasions.
“You can look for excuses and look at the disallowed tries, but we weren’t good enough in the first half and that cost us,” he said. “We have to turn up with the right attitude, have a big start this week and get back on the horse.
“There aren’t any bad sides in Super League anymore. Wakefield are playing some great rugby have signed quality players in the off season.
“All sides want to turn us over at home so we need to hit top form and have a good attitude. If we do that, it will stand us in good stead.”
Tommy was out for the majority of last season with ACL injury and he says one of the things he missed the most was the atmosphere on gameday.
He continued: “The fans stick by us through thick and thin. One of the things I missed last year apart from playing was the atmosphere so to have 3,000 or more at Warrington following us every step of the way in that final game was superb.
“Then to have 3,000 again at Leigh was outstanding.
“Fair play to Leigh, they put on a passionate display. We have to turn St Helens into that as well.”
Tickets for Friday’s game are on sale from the Totally Wicked Stadium, online, or by calling 01744 455 052.