St Helens coach Keiron Cunningham insists that despite his side sitting in mid-table on the Super League ladder, he’s more than happy with where his team are.
The Saints are sixth on the table following the busy Easter period, which culminated for them with a defeat to Hull FC last Friday courtesy of a Marc Sneyd drop-goal.
Yet the Saints are just two points adrift of third-placed Widnes, and Cunningham insists that he’s seen plenty from his troops that gives him encouragement for what lies ahead.
“I’m more than happy with where we’re at,” he said.
“We played really well against Widnes and I thought we played well against Hull. It was a real entertaining game on Friday between two sides battling hard for two points, and whilst we did deserve something out of it, Hull are a good side.
“We did a great job and as I say, I’m more than happy with where we’re at from the last two games. Our effort in those games has been better than in games we’d won earlier in the year.
“If we keep doing that we won’t be far short. If we keep doing what we’ve been doing and pick up some luck we’ll be alright.”
The Saints are suffering badly with injuries following the Easter period, and Cunningham confirmed there will be changes again for this week’s trip to Warrington.
Forward Joe Greenwood will miss out after suffering a concussion against Hull, and there are likely to be other changes in the pipeline, too.
“Joe spent the night in hospital so you won’t be seeing him this week,” Cunningham said. |We’ll be sending him to experts and making sure everything is good to go before we can clear him to play.”
Matty Dawson and Jack Owens were on the wings for the Saints following the season-ending injury to Tommy Makinson, but Cunningham said there will be someone new on the flank again this Friday.
“We’ll bring someone in,” he said. “You’ll see the squad and there’s a couple more that won’t be playing.”