SOME Saints players offered up their worst game of the season in the home hammering by Warrington.

That is the view of Saints boss Nathan Brown after witnessing an error-strewn display that scuppered their hopes of winning the League Leaders in front of their own fans.

And to cap a thoroughly miserable night Saints picked up another season ending injury with Shannon McDonnell breaking his jaw in the first minute.

Brown said: "We had a number of players below their best, unfortunately, and collectively a number of players who would say they had their worst games of the season.

"We're in a state at the moment where we cannot afford to carry people and there has to be all hands on deck.

"Warrington did a number on us through their sheer weight of possession.

"We had five or six play one errors from the back three and when you do that you cannot do well in the contest. We took dummies several times too and when that happens it shows we aren't on your game."

It leaves Saints with a monumental task to lift their game for the trip to Huddersfield - and the start of the play-offs beyond that.

Brown was confident his players will do as they have done after the year's previous embarrassing losses and pick themselves up off the canvas.

But this time it will be a much tougher exercise.

Brown: "We have recovered from losses well before. After a loss we generally come back and put in a consistent performance. We are still getting used to new combinations but we need to defend with commitment and limit the errors against the good teams.

"As a whole I am proud of what the guys have delivered this year in adversity. We have to dust ourselves off and go again."