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Saints' confidence builds going into league's home straight
SAINTS boss Nathan Brown declared that the team will not be getting ahead of themselves despite following up their win over Wigan with the scalping of the Catalan Dragons.
Saturday night’s win has lifted Saints to the dizzy heights of fifth – their best position since early April.
And after three wins on the trot, they will fancy consolidating that further on Friday night when basement side London come to Langtree Park.
Brown was happy with the injection of confidence that has come from winning, but cautiously declared: “It is good to put some games together back-to-back.
“To beat some good teams like Wigan and Catalan can help build confidence and belief. I always thought that would happen when we got players back and it helps when you win a few games.
“We don’t want to get too far ahead of ourselves. We are one loss from being seventh and two losses from being ninth again.
“Six or seven weeks ago all sorts of people were making all sorts of predictions about where we are going to be.”
Given that Leeds have won the title from fifth this past two seasons, that in itself will give Saints confidence that they can still complete the most flabbergasting of season turnarounds and get to Old Trafford.
And now it is not simply about league points on the table, with Brown admitting: “Every game has a significance on the ladder but also on us as a team as the year builds – it is important that if we are fortunate to put ourselves in a reasonable spot in the play offs that we can go into it with a lot of confidence.
Brown was quick to highlight examples of things that can go your team’s way when confidence levels are sky high.
But some of the good play he has highlighted also stems from great execution from the players concerned.
Brown said: “There have times in the past few weeks that we would not have won them in the tight situations, earlier in the year.
“Look at the game against Catalan earlier in the year when we still could have won but conceded an intercept.
“This time around, when the score was tight, Tommy Makinson took the ball out of the air for a try - and they are big game changers.
“When you play with more confidence these things go to you.””
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