SAINTS coach Justin Holbrook was in upbeat mood as he surveyed the captain’s run in blazing sunshine at Wembley Stadium this afternoon.

The familiarisation process is a welcome bonus for a side, who after an 11-year wait only has James Roby with Challenge Cup Final experience in the Saints ranks, although Kevin Naiqama did play in the World Cup semi for Fiji at Wembley.

With only Matty Lees missing, Saints come into tomorrow's showpiece game against Warrington in buoyant mood.

Speaking pitchside Holbrook said: "It is great to get out here and have a light run ahead of tomorrow.

"It is nice to get a bit of a feel of the place and familiarisation before we play.

"Having the captain's run here is an extra bonus."

Given Saints have beaten Warrington three times already this year, they will go into the final as favourites - a tag Holbrook is comfortable with.

"It is a final and it doesn’t matter and they can use the favourites tag as motivation if they want to.

"We are as motivated as ever whether we are favourites or not to win tomorrow, but we know we have to play well," he said.

Although Blake Austin has not been selected in the Warrington 19, the secrecy around their own captain's run and speculation that Steve Price's form for including players outside the initial selection means it is still a mater of debate.

However, Holbrook does not expect the Man of Steel contender to play - but is not overly concerned if he does.

Holbrook said: "I don’t think he will play – but if he plays he plays - we have played them twice with him playing and so we are not unused to that, so I don’t mind if they miraculously get him in the 19 to do that.

"But I don’t think he will play."

Holbrook said his players have been told who is playing - and it is 'the usual line-up'.

Lachlan Coote comes straight back in, having not played since the Wigan game, and Holbrook said he is 100 per cent - and so won't be making any adjustments on the bench to cover that.

"Everyone is right to play – and they could have all played last week.

"It has been tough selection because all the young guys are playing well and delivering for us every week, but the regular guys are there for a reason," he said.

In the past Saints have had legends like Tom van Vollenhoven and Mal Meninga presenting their shirts on the eve of final, but Holbrook said the occasion was big enough without any extra add-ons.

He said: "I think we will keep it in house – it is a big enough occasion and we don’t need any extra incentive to play."