SAINTS boss Justin Holbrook has echoed the views of Leigh counterpart John Duffy about prop Luke Douglas’s performances.

The experienced former NRL front rower is two games into a month loan spell at Centurions - and has impressed so far.

Holbrook also confirmed that once Douglas’s month spell has expired, he will be able to go back on a week to week basis and therefore be available for recall to the Saints team when needed.

Holbrook said: “Luke is probably the best example to any player who has been left out of the first team at the start of the season with regards to how he goes about it.

“He does not whinge or complain about it.

“He has been pretty much the best player for them in the opening two rounds.

“It is Duggy to a T, he has been doing it a long time and does not know any different.

“He just gives you his best every week and that helps with our relationship with Leigh, to have someone of his calibre - with that Super League and NRL experience - for him to go to the Championship and do his absolute best is a credit to himself and our club.

“It sets a great tone for any of our boys that do go there that you are expected to go back and do your best.

“After a month he can go week-to-week if need be.

“He is getting plenty of minutes and enjoying it too.

“If and when he is needed by us he is ready to go.”

Meanwhile Alex Walmsley is fit after he left a few hearts in mouths when he came off at Wakefield after scrambling on to a loose ball.

“He hurt everything; his head hit the ground, he copped a knee in the ribs and the hip area.

“He was battered and bruised everywhere all at once but nothing major,” Holbrook said.