Holbrook: We’ll Be Good To Go

It’s a short turnaround but Justin Holbrook insists his side will be ready to take on Warrington this Friday.

Saints beat Salford 34-2 on Sunday to go four from four in Super League – and now head to the Halliwell Jones Stadium for a local derby.

“A lot is made of a five day turnaround but it is fine,” Holbrook said. “The players will enjoy it as they won’t have to train a lot! They will just freshen up and get another game. They want to play so it won’t be an issue.

“We were happy to get the game played on Sunday. It was a disjointed week in terms of preparation and it showed as it took us a while to get on top of Salford.

“In the end we did and that is the main thing. It was a good win but, like other teams, we will get better as the season goes on.

“We were a little off on Sunday with our execution. We may have had a good start to the season but we’re not getting comfortable with where we are at. We will keep working hard.”

Saints are set to be without Jon Wilkin on Friday following his head injury at the weekend. That could see young prop Matty Lees come in for only his second appearance in Saints colours.

For Warrington, Declan Patton is likely to be banned after being charged with a Grade D high tackle whilst Sitaleki Akauola will sit out the game for dangerous contact.

“Warrington will be tough and ready to go I’m sure,” Justin added. “They compete hard every week and we’d expect that on Friday too.”

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