Saints Ready For Challenge

KEIRON Cunningham says his team are fully focused and looking forward to facing Hull FC on Friday.

Saints head to the KCOM Stadium looking to get back on the horse following losses to Leigh and Wakefield. 

“It is a good challenge for us and I’m glad we are going to Hull,” he said. “We are playing a really tough side who are coming off the back of a good result. The boys are really focused and looking forward to it.

“It is down to us as coaches to improve the side and to get them to where we want to be. We can’t sit waiting for Matty Smith to come back; we have to start doing things consistently which we will do.

“We have more than enough in the locker to do well. We need to find the right combinations and finding things that work. We need to get some of the boys going where they should be going.”

Saints were edged 16-12 to Wakefield on Friday and Cunningham says Trinity played the wet and heavy conditions better than they did.

“We are running around with two young halves but they will be better for this experience,” he added. “Obviously you would like to running Theo and Matty Smith, Danny and Matty but that isn’t the case.

“Danny has been chucked in a little bit but from opportunity comes through adversity and this is all good for his development. 

“We’ve had a couple of hard losses and some hard learning. Game management wins games but we will learn from this experience.

“The normally say it takes 20 or 30 games under your belt to become experienced and gain maturity. Danny will be better for this.”

He continued: “We not panicking. We could be sat on six points by doing things a little differently in both matches. We aren’t where we want to be but we aren’t far off and will continue to work hard.”

Jonny Lomax won’t be available for selection on Friday whilst Matty Smith is still a few week’s away from returning.

“There isn’t a timeframe for Jonny, he has a knee injury that we have to get sorted before we get him back out there. It is a long season and the best scenario of course would be to get everyone on field, but we will get them there eventually.”

Zeb Taia (pictured) will be his second game since joining the club.

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