NATHAN Brown admits there is still much more to do even though his side recorded their fifth win in a row on Sunday.They beat Wakefield 26-12 to consolidate fifth spot in Super League.“We did some decent stuff but at times it was like opposite ends of the scale,” he said. “We weren’t consistent enough. We put ourselves in a good position early, but then made a lot of errors. We never seemed to get flowing.“Wakefield are an interesting team. They are well coached and dangerous and there are other sides in the eight who don’t attack as well as they do. To keep them to ten was pleasing but we let ourselves down in small areas.“Our start was good and at times our attack was too but we turned over cheap ball.“We know we need to be a lot better than that going forward.”He continued: “We have won five in a row and a couple before that so we are doing some good things well and the players are getting more consistent too.“There are lots of things to be happy about but today some things stood out we have to work on.”
PRE-SEASON training is never easy but Saints’ final session of 2014 brought the best out of the first team and academy squads.A 7.30am start at The Dream saw a number of players arrive bedecked in Christmas gear – only to be promptly sent up the hills by Head of Strength and Conditioning Matt Daniels.They then split off into teams and completed a series of runs, sprints and endurance challenges before enjoying a relaxing bath.You’ll have to take our word for it… and watch the video on our Official Facebook Page.
“It was always going to be a tough game, we knew that. To come away with the win is very pleasing.I thought there were a lot of good performances across the park from our boys.Obviously, we started well and I thought we were unlucky to go in at 12-all at half-time.Wigan kept coming back at us. In the second half it was a great defensive effort, we really ramped it up.I thought we showed enough in attack and, in defence we were really strong. To only concede a barge over and an intercept, against a very good Wigan side was really pleasing.”In the end, we came away with a good win. I thought Lachlan Coote was a very calming influence and he reads the game so well. To have Big Al back aswell was fantastic to see.I thought we all worked really hard as a team and I think we are going to get better as our new guys gel more.”