YOU would think that being ten points clear at the top of the Betfred Super League and semi-finalists in the Challenge Cup would mean life couldn’t be any better at St Helens.

But there is an elephant in the room and I just hope it can be sorted sooner rather than later.

What am I on about?

Well, it is of course the future of our superb coach Justin Holbrook.

The fans at the Totally Wicked made it abundantly clear after we put the old enemy to the sword on Friday how much they want the gaffer to stay.

Wigan were well-beaten and that means we have now triumphed over the clubs in second, third and fourth in the table in the last few weeks – putting us on the verge of retaining the League Leaders’ Shield.

Justin was in praise of the Saints faithful who made it clear they love the fella who has brought such superb rugby to our town and is on the threshold of a clean sweep, with Saints favourites on all fronts.

Justin has been linked with various jobs Down Under and, although emotional when asked about the speculation, was no committal about his future, merely saying he loves the club but “there is no update as yet”.

The obvious concern is that we don’t want the speculation to in any way derail the end of the season by distracting the players’ focus, something Justin says he won’t allow.

Whatever happens (JH please don’t go!!!), I think the sooner the better a decision is made as uncertainty is difficult for all parties.

Putting all that aside, you wouldn’t want to be in London Broncos’ shoes on Sunday, would you?

The league’s bottom club host us in the Capital in what could be thought of as a one-sided game.

However, the last time we travelled to Ealing we came unstuck with the Broncos taking the points, one of only two sides to do that against Saints this season.

It will be interesting to see Justin’s team selection that’s for sure.

However, I can’t see us failing again in current form, and going for a Saints win by 24 - which is 6/4 with the league’s title sponsors Betfred.

On another note, it was interesting to see Warrington go down to a shock home defeat to Salford at the same time as we beat Wigan 32-10.

The battle for the four places behind us in the race for Betfred Super League Grand Final glory is hotting up nicely, with the Red Devils now well and truly in the frame along with Castleford, Wigan, Catalans, Hull FC and of course the Wolves.