Salford a threat says Saints boss
St Helens will be in for a tough encounter when they face Salford in Super League this evening, coach Justin Holbrook has said.
Saints have started the season in blistering fashion when winning all three of their opening games this campaign and will be heavily fancied to make it four tonight.
However Holbrook, who will be without star recruit Kevin Naiqama through concussion, says Salford are a different side to the one they hammered 60-10 12 months ago.
"They had a good win last week," said Holbrook. "They are playing really expansive as they have got (Jackson) Hastings and (Rob) Lui who look dangerous when they are moving the ball and (Niall) Evalds at the back as well.
"For us it's about improving our own game. Although we won last week, there are areas we want to improve."
Salford have started the season well with two wins from three, but coach Ian Watson wants no repeat of the 46-14 defeat against Leeds Rhinos in their last home game.
"The test for us is to stay in that arm wrestle against the best teams," he said. "We let ourselves down to be fair against Leeds. We know we need to be better this week."
Michael Holland is a reporter with over two decades of journalism experience. A Bolton fan, Michael often writes football articles, as well as having a strong knowledge of golf, cricket and Australian sports.