Justin Holbrook wants Saints to continue their momentum when they face Wakefield on Sunday.
Wins over Hull and Catalans have pulled his side to within three points of their opponents – and that makes the match all the more important with the Super 8s set to begin in two weeks.
“We’ve had two testing games and now have another one coming up,” he said. “It was important we won the last two and now we are in a position to make some inroads.
“We have to continue doing that and we have to play well on Sunday.
“Wakefield are a tough team to face on their home ground. They have a big pack that offloads, fast wingers and two smart half backs. There is a reason why they are sitting where they are.
“We will have to play well to come away with the win.”
Holbrook expects Kyle Amor to come back into the reckoning after he missed Sunday’s game with a hamstring injury whilst Matty Smith is continuing to progress.
He continued: “We had some good news on Matty; luckily it (his eye) has improved dramatically which is great because up until last week we weren’t too sure. Within a week it has improved a lot and he has started training again too.
“Kyle should be ok too. The pack has been going well. Luke Thompson and Louie (McCarthy-Scarsbrook) have both been playing fantastic. Big Al has been playing well too and it was good to see all three scoring tries at the weekend.”
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