SAINTS stage what is now an all too rare Sunday afternoon home game against the Catalans Dragons - a match they will bounce into after last week’s victory over Hull.

Although the Dragons have struggled this year, they have brought in former England boss Steve McNamara to turn their fortunes around.

Although it has come too late to stop the Perpignan-based outfit from dropping into the Middle 8s, they will nevertheless be a potential banana skin with some smart players, including ex-Saint Luke Walsh, on board.

Saints boss Justin Holbrook will have skipper Jon Wilkin back, but suggested he may go into the 13 role with Morgan Knowles, with Dom Peyroux keeping the second row spot.

Holbrook added: “Dom has been outstanding.

“I was tough on him when I came over as he was the one that was left out of the side.

“It took him six weeks to get a run but he never dropped his bundle or sulked.
“He just kept training hard.

“He said ‘when you give me a shot I am ready’ and he showed that against Leeds and Hull.

“I was pleased for him and that is a reward for keeping working when you get left out and play reserves.
“If you don’t you are not going to get an opportunity.”

Saints' victory over Hull has given them a boost going into the last two games before the split.

They are now just four points off the top four, and although they still have plenty to do and need two teams above them to crumble under the pressure too, they are back in with a chance.

Holbrook said: “The feeling in the camp is good.

“We need to continue playing well this Sunday against Catalans.

“We cant miss any more opportunities.

“We face an unpredictable opponent on Sunday in Catalans. But we need to play at a high standard.

“Catalans will be disappointed where they are sitting – they have key players back from suspension in Richie Myler, Greg Bird and Ben Garcia.

“They come back into a team that pushed Wigan, but it is about us continuing how we are going.”