Cunningham determined to prove doubters wrong at St Helens

Keiron Cunningham has hit back at online criticism following St Helens’ Magic Weekend defeat to Huddersfield by insisting that he will prove the doubters wrong.

The Saints were hammered by the Giants in Newcastle over the weekend, a result which knocked them back out of the top four in Super League in the process.

That prompted a number of online users to tweet with the #CunninghamOut hashtag attached – but Cunningham was unmoved by the criticism aimed at him following the weekend.

He told the St Helens Star: “Criticism doesn’t worry or matter to me because I know which direction this club is heading.

“I have just got to stick to my guns and like it did when I was a player criticism gives me an added incentive to do even better

“I have a point to prove to certain supporters and I’m determined to do so – something which has been part and parcel of my sporting life since I was a junior at the club.

“When I was 15, I was told I was never going to be big enough to make the grade.

“Since I’ve also been told I’m a rubbish coach and would do nothing at Saints but all it does is give me extra motivation.”