All four of St Helens’ off-season signings will make their debuts against Dewsbury on Sunday.
Theo Fages, Lama Tasi, Jack Owens and Dominique Peyroux will all feature for the Saints at Langtree Park as they host the Championship outfit, with Jonny Lomax, Shannon McDonnell, Alex Walmsley, Adam Swift and Tommy Makinson the only first-team absentees for Saints.
“I am confident about the ability of the squad,” Cunningham told the St Helens Star.
“We are 12 months more mature too and I’m sure we can do something this year.
“We’ll continue our preparation for the campaign on Sunday. We will start with a strong team and then mix and match as the game progresses.
“Fans will get to see the new signings and then, as the match goes on, some of the younger talent in the squad. Only injured players will be missing.”