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Barba Enjoys First Saints Run

Ben Barba enjoyed his first derby experience and is now looking forward to taking to the field once again.

The full-back scored in the loss against Wigan but insists there is more to come.

“It was a good experience and an unbelievable game to play in but we are disappointed we couldn’t get the win,” he said. “There are three games remaining and we have made it tough for ourselves.

“It’s hard when you have to rely on other teams to do things but all we can do now is control what we can control.

“We have a short turnaround and will head to Wakefield.”

Barba says he felt physically fine after his first game in close to 12 months and is ready for the challenge of a shorter turnaround.

“I have been working hard over the last few weeks and took my first step in this game,” he continued. “I’m hoping to build now, be better for the game on Friday and take it into our game with Wakefield.

“It is a shorter turnaround but a lot of work goes on with our trainers and coaching staff so we are right and ready to do.

“It is easy for us as players as we are looked after at Saints.”

Saints are back in action on Thursday when they travel to Wakefield (8pm).

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