SAINTS travel to Hull on Friday night looking to bounce back after two disappointing losses.
They will be looking to get one over a Hull side that had the better of them last year and who have had the better of exchanges in the Steve Prescott Cup, which is played over two legs.
Saints lost there last term, but were unlucky in the league game - unlike the Challenge Cup game at Langtree Park where they were blown away.
Saints boss Keiron Cunningham said: “Hull away is a tough place to go but we are looking forward to it.
“It is a game we should have won last year.
“I have belief in this group of players.”
Hull have again recruited well, but a scratchy win against Wakefield and narrow loss at home to Catalans has been followed by a thumping big win over Huddersfield.
Cunningham added: “They did a good job at Huddersfield last week – both halves Marc Sneyd and Albert Kelly looked really dangerous. Hull really took it them.
“If you look at last their three games, scraped a win against Wakefield, lost to Catalans and then did a good job against Huddersfield.
“They could be on the same points as us.
“I am glad we have got two tough games in front of us as that will take away the element of doubt about preparation for the players.
“We have to prepare well.
“We know what is coming – we know they are both very good sides but they are both there for the taking.
“We have just got to play well. If we put a consistent 60 or 70 minutes together I am more than confident that we will trouble any side.”
In team news Luke Douglas and Tommy Lee return, Greg Richards and Jack Ashworth are added to the squad.
Young half Danny Richardson and prop Luke Thompson drop out.
Jonny Lomax is out with a knee injury.
The question mark will be whether Lee or skipper Jon Wilkin will slot into the half back berth vacated by Richardson.