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Bulls could cop the backlash - but Jimmy Lowes will have team motivated
SAINTS centre Jordan Turner has vowed the team will fight tooth and nail to make sure performances like last Sunday’s defeat at Hull KR won’t happen again.
Although Saints are still top of the league, the 40-10 capitulation on east Hull was their second hammering in the space of four weeks.
But Turner believes there is a determination in the camp to put that right, starting tonight against Bradford.
He said: “Sunday wasn’t pretty but it was our own fault and we have to take it on the chin.
“The main thing now is how we go about it on Friday night and make sure we don’t have another one of those games for the rest of the season because it’s just not good enough.
“We fight tooth and nail to win a game and the blow outs at the end should not be happening. The points for and against – given how tight things are at the top - could really count at the end of the season.
“The games we have lost have been down to not being mentally tough. If you want to stay top of the league we need to get rid of those rubbish results.
“Now we have to make sure we get our attitude right and be mentally tough and be that team that breaks away while all the other teams that are losing the odd games.”
Bradford could cop the Saints backlash tonight – they are doomed for the drop having failed to have their points deduction restored.
But with former Bulls hooker James Lowes at the helm, there will be some defiance from the Bulls between now and the end of the year.
Turner agreed: “Everybody in the camp wants to put Sunday’s loss right so Bradford could be the ones who get it on Friday.
“Bradford players are fighting for their lives and for their jobs next year. Jimmy Lowes is a great coach who will get the best out of their players and make sure they are not throwing the towel in.
“Although he is Leeds born – Jimmy is Bradford through and through as a clubman. He will have them prepared for this.”