Trio Set For Saints Return

Ben Barba, Tommy Makinson and Ryan Morgan should all be available when Saints take on Hull FC this Friday.

The trio missed last week’s win over Widnes through injury but are set to be named in the side for the trip to the KCOM Stadium (7.45pm).

It leaves Head Coach Justin Holbrook with a nice selection headache, particularly as winger Adam Swift scored a hat-trick on his return to the side.

“I was really pleased for Adam,” he said. “He worked really hard to get back in the side and then to go and produce a performance like that and score a hat-trick was awesome for him.

“I was impressed with our win over Widnes. I think it was probably the best we have played for the last few weeks. It was a dominant 80 minute performance.

“People look at the table and see where Widnes are sat but for us, and how we judge how we are playing, it’s not about who we are playing but how we are playing and how we go about it.

“We were fantastic in every area of the game and I couldn’t be happier.”

Saints face Hull FC for the third time this season and a win would ensure their top of the table position heading into the Super 8s.

They sit six points clear at the summit with three games remaining of the regular season.

“It’s all about maintaining our performance,” Holbrook added. “We are constantly making small changes with the way we play with the ball and that is key in keeping the opposition guessing.

“It’s too long a season and too hard a sport not to maintain that. You cannot afford to get comfortable. We will make sure we are fresh at the end of the season but we also need to make sure we are ready every week.

“That continues on Friday. Hull will be disappointed with how they played last week. They are a good quality side across the park and are a tough side to face.

“We’re ok with that. It will be a really hard game.”

Tickets for Friday’s game are available from the Ticket Office at the Totally Wicked Stadium, by calling 01744 455 052 or online here.

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