Holbrook Happy With Performance

Justin Holbrook declared himself happy with Saints performance following their 26-10 win over Widnes.

“I was really happy with that performance,” he said. “For the majority of the game it was really good. The first 25 minutes really tested us because we put ourselves under pressure. They are a dangerous attacking team and we turned them away.

“Then, we got a few chances and when we did I was really happy with our attack.

“If we learn to play for 80 minutes we will be a lot better. The fact we put ourselves under pressure and then came up and executed the way we did was good.

“I thought our bench were the pick for us. The starting guys held their own and then Luke Thompson, Morgan Knowles and Luke Douglas were really strong for us … and then Jonny Lomax came into play.

“I thought Matty Smith organised the team really well too. Regan Grace is getting a combination out there with Mark Percival – he got a couple of chances and turned them into points.”

He continued: “I said earlier in the week that whoever missed out it wouldn’t be through poor form. It would be through us being healthy. Adam Swift took it well and that made it good for the team. Jonny, Regan and Tommy played well tonight – we are fortunate there with the quality we have in the outside backs.

“What was pleasing for myself and the players is the things we worked on happened for us at times. We have a lot of improvement in us but it is really encouraging. We make errors but they are parts that can be easily fixed.

“If we can get them out of our game we can then continue to improve for the rest of the year.”

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