TABLE-topping Saints bounce into the Easter double header full of confidence after their storming win over Warrington ­— but coach Justin Holbrook reckons the formbook will be out of the window when they turn up at Wigan.

Saints will be backed by a 6,000-strong travelling army for the clash at the DW Stadium on Good Friday - with Holbrook’s men favourites to tuck the wounded Warriors scalps into their belts.

But Holbrook said nobody within the Saints camp is taking this result for granted ­— and he expects his team to fight for every inch against the defending champions.

He said: “It is Good Friday – and we know it means so much to everybody and it is good to have that responsibility and if we are good enough to win it is a great feeling.

“It was a cracking Good Friday at home last year – it is going to be a bit harder this year because we are playing it here.

“The formbook goes out of the window.

“Derbies in any sport in any code around the world and important for a reason because it means so much more to both sides so therefore you are going to play to your absolute best, no matter how you have been playing in the other weeks.

“It is great that we have played so well and Wigan have been so up and down, but they are capable of playing great and that is what we will prepare for.

“That is what we are focused on.”

Wigan have had a turbulent start to the year, on and off the field, with a run of poor form as Adrian Lam gets used to the team left behind by Shaun Wane - minus big stars like Sam Tomkins and John Bateman.

Off it, too, they have been bedevilled with the initial two point deduction, since suspended, for a salary cap breach and that was followed by the Shaun Edwards coaching saga.

So there will be a hint of desperation from a side determined to turn their year around.

Holbrook knows it will be a tough one, regardless of Wigan’s other issues.

“All that other stuff is irrelevant for this game and it will be a distraction, maybe in games to come.

“But for this game they will all be up for it,” he said.

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After a 17,000 plus crowd roared Saints to victory against Warrington last week, Holbrook was pleased to hear that a massive travelling army will cross the lump on Good Friday.

Saints sold their initial allocation behind the posts and are now selling tickets up the side of the pitch in what will the club’s biggest travelling support for a long while.

Holbrook said: “It is great that so many of our fans are going to make the trip.

“I said last week that I did not think our home ground would make a difference, but it definitely did.

“It was the loudest we had been at home and our players really noticed it.

“To have a record amount of fans come here is a huge credit to the playing group and our town on how much they are loving our rugby league.

“It is going to be a great occasion.

“When you have got last week’s massive game in Super League and this week’s derby, it is huge bragging rights for fans if you are good enough to get the win.”

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Holbrook tasted victory in his first Good Friday game in charge last year - winning 21-18 to end unbeaten Shaun Wane’s record.

Saints opened the campaign with a 22-12 victory over the champions, but given the number of occasions they have turned up at Wigan as favourites - like in 2003 and 2005 - but come away defeated, nobody will be taking it for granted.

Saints will back up on Easter Monday with a home game against a Hull FC side finding form.