SAINTS coach Justin Holbrook says last week’s comprehensive victory over Castleford serves as the perfect preparation going into Saturday’s cup quarter final tie.

The 36-16 win saw Saints produce a dominant display following an up-and-down performance against Salford the previous week.

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“I thought we played a lot better on Sunday and it was good preparation leading up this week’s game,” said Holbrook.

“We’re looking good. Obviously, we’re bringing Tommo, Louie and Percy back which will be fantastic.”

Saints just managed to edge past Saturday’s opponents Wakefield 24-18 when the sides met in Yorkshire back in February.

And although Trinity have suffered injury setbacks and a dip in form since, Holbrook expects nothing but a tough challenge on Saturday.

“I think Wakefield are going to be dangerous no matter what, it doesn’t matter where they sit in the ladder.

“As we all know Catalans won it last year and how inconsistent they were so it’s about playing well on the day.”

Veteran half back Danny Brough is to have pins removed from a broken thumb this week giving him a chance of playing. Chris Chester’s side, who stand sixth in the 2019 Super League table, possess a formidable forward pack, including the strong running prop David Fifita

“Wakefield will see it as their opportunity, we understand that but it is the same for us,” added Holbrook.

“They are a very good side and we’re aware of that.”

The Challenge Cup is a key priority for Saints, as they look to end an 11-year absence from Wembley with the hurt from last year’s semi-final defeat to Catalans still in the memory.

“We want to get to Wembley and we want to win it but so does every other team and that’s why it’s such a great competition,” said Holbrook.

“It doesn’t matter where you sit in the Super League table, it’s about performing on the day.

“Catalans showed last year you don’t have to be consistent, you’ve just got to get up for the day.

“I’m expecting Wakefield to be at their best, we saw that with Huddersfield the other week.

“Everyone sees it as a free hit on the day in the Challenge Cup, we’ll expect Wakefield to be at their best.”

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