Cunningham confident about St Helens’ chances

Keiron Cunningham believes St Helens have nothing to fear after they secured their place in the play-offs.

A 40-16 victory over Castleford guaranteed them a top-four finish ahead of Catalans, while they still retain hopes of a top two finish after overtaking Wigan following their triumph.

With Wakefield and Widnes still to play, Cunningham is feeling confident about his side’s chances.

“It’s not a bad spot to be in, is it?” Cunningham said. “The boys should be confident. They have been a bit edgy at the start of the last two games and that’s something we’ve got to overcome.

“There’s still a fair way to go and plenty of points to be won and lost for everyone.”

Cunningham saved praise for his substitutes, with Kyle Amor, Morgan Knowles and Luke Thompson all scoring after coming off the bench.

“They changed the game for us,” Cunningham said. “Thommo was a massive loss for us last week and tonight he showed he is a real force.

“Young Morgan Knowles is an unsung hero, one of those blokes who tidies everything up, and Kyle was phenomenal. Him and James Roby are so consistent every week, you take them for granted.

“Cas really came and took it to us but I thought defensively we were good and there was lots of effort across the park. We finished strong and should have kept them scoreless in the second half.”