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Saints fans urged to create cauldron like atmosphere
11:18am Saturday 29th September 2012 in News
SAINTS are urging supporters to pack into Langtree Park tonight and create a cauldron like atmosphere for the play off semi final against Warrington.
The fixture, which kicks off at 6.15pm today (Saturday) will be the biggest game to be staged so far at the 18,000 capacity stadium at Peasley Cross.
Saints bosses believe vociferous support from the home crowd will give them an advantage over the Wolves.
Tickets remain available for the math and supporters can pay on the turnstiles Speaking this week St Helens-born coach Mike Rush said: “We worked really hard to get home advantage and now we need it to work for us. We need to produce a performance probably better than the last time we met.
“We have to win this week to think about Old Trafford. My only thoughts are going to Langtree Park on Saturday in front of a large crowd and making the town proud.
“Our fans need to turn out in their numbers.” Writing in his St Helens Star column this week, international backrower Jon Wilkin added: ““I would love the Sky Sports TV audience to view Langtree Park bouncing to the tune of a Saints team performing in the play-offs once again.
“This time of year seems so far in the distance in the cold pre-season. “The days when you are sore and you push through the pain and overwhelming compulsion to stop, the days when it’s wet or frozen and we are rolling around in the mud and ice.
“Those days exist because of these final games, every player wants to be involved and we are not just involved but we have a massive chance to achieve something not many people would have give us credit for achieving this season.
“There are few finer feelings than walking out at Old Trafford at this time of year.
“From the shelter of the tunnel into the cold air through the smoke from the fireworks into a cauldron of noise that you can feel hit you in the chest as you walk up the slope from the tunnel on to the corner of the Old Trafford turf.
“These are the feelings that make this job special and set it apart from every other job in the world.”
Saints are aiming to reach a seventh Grand Final in succession.
They have lost the lost five Old Trafford showpieces and if they do defeat Warrington they will again meet Leeds, who have beaten them in four of those finals.