LUKE Douglas is looking for a big few weeks as Saints enter a busy part of the season.
The forward is calling on his teammates to knock off some wins and improve their performance too – himself included.
“It’s taken a little longer than I thought to get settled and I haven’t hit my straps yet,” he said. “It is a very good brand of footy over here, on a par with the NRL, and I have been impressed with how physical it is, the speed of the line and the skill too.
“There are little different rule interpretations but it’s pretty good.
“We have to kick on. We have got a job to do in the forwards; we have to get the team going forward and be solid in defence. We’ve been a little disrupted by different combinations due to injury but other clubs have had to deal with that too and we can’t use it was an excuse.
“A lot is expected of us here and we have to produce the goods.
“I haven’t been outstanding, I’ve just been trying to do my job and I know I have to improve.
“We have an important period coming up with Huddersfield on Friday and then the Easter period. It’s important we play some good footy and get some wins. We are training hard and doing all the right things.”
Douglas will meet a familiar face when the Giants come to town on Friday.
Danny Brough is his Scotland teammate and Luke knows exactly what he brings to the game.
“Danny has great ability with the ball,” he continued. “He can pop a 40:20 out of nowhere and it will be a big task for us to eliminate him playing with the ball. Their forwards like offloading and they play off the back of that. But it all starts with Danny.
“He is great with the ball and he is a player we will be watching.”
Luke Douglas is featured on this week’s Saints Podcast alongside Keiron Cunningham.
It will be out later today so keep an eye on @saints1890 for news.
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