Saints wary of threat posed by old boy Lee Gaskell

Lee gaskell

Lee gaskell

First published in Sport St Helens Star: Photograph of the Author by , Senior Sports Writer

SAINTS will be keeping an eye on old boy Lee Gaskell when they travel to Odsal for Sunday’s Super League clash.

The former Saints stand-off, who was discarded by coach Nathan Brown shortly after he took over, had a blinder against Warrington.

Playing from full back, the long striding Gaskell set up three of the Bulls tries that helped them see off the Wolves.

Brown is keenly aware of the threat posed by a player who will not be lacking in motivation.

Brown said: “If Gaskell had not have played, Bradford would not have won. He was clearly the most influential player on the field – he had a big day at full back and that position seems to be agreeing with him.”

Bulls, who were docked six points for going into administration and are therefore fighting for their Super League survival, have strung together some surprise performances since being slaughtered by Wigan over Easter.

But Brown is determined that Saints will not be added to that list of scalps.

He said: “They have had some good results beating Catalans in the cup and then to beat Warrington who are always a dangerous side.

“After the game against Wigan things looked for Bradford but they have fought back and beat two sides that are generally in the play-offs. That is a credit to Franny (Cummins) – because they have managed losing blokes and having others coming in on loan.

“The fighting spirit is there – there seems to be a nucleus of blokes – Brett Kearney, Luke Gale and Matt Diskin – who have all been there a while and know how to work through this time.

“They have players who can manufacture points and they also kick well.”

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