JUSTIN Holbrook will march the Saints to Betfred Super League Grand Final glory on Saturday.

That I am confident of...and how we deserve to after such an outstanding season.

The gaffer has earned a glorious send-off, and will be desperate to bow out with success on the biggest stage, a game that will be broadcast and talked about all over the world.

While on Justin, how richly deserved it was to see him crowned the Betfred Super League Coach of the Year on Sunday at the newly-formatted Steve Prescott MBE Man of Steel Awards.

With only four defeats this season, and a record breaking League Leaders points margin how could he be denied...Just one more win required please!

One of those four games was obviously the heart-breaking defeat at Wembley.

Star Aussie full-back Lachlan Coote says this is something the team are using in their favour, and will drive them to victory come Saturday evening- and he’s spot on.

The team couldn’t be more prepared, well rested, barring Matty Lees a fully fit squad...and gunning for Salford! However, as I’m sure we can all agree after the past two month this won’t be a pushover. The Red Devils have far exceeded all expectations in not only making the playoffs, finishing third above both Warrington and Castleford - but defying the odds once again by toppling the Wigan Warriors to make their first ever Grand Final.

Title sponsors Betfred still believe the Saints will have far too much for the opposition, being clear favourites at 1/4, with Salford 100/30 to completely shake the rugby league world.

Super League’s top try-scorer Tommy Makinson is 9/1 favourite to cross the whitewash first - a great bet in my opinion.

Salford were 100/1 favourites to win the Grand Final before the start of the year and amongst the favourites to be relegated. This just goes to show what an outstanding campaign it has been for them, and a lot of credit must go to their head coach, my old mate Ian Watson. With limited finances and resources Watto has done an unbelievable job.

The biggest influence on-field has been the newly-crowned Man of Steel Jackson Hastings. A God at the AJ Bell, even after announcing mid-season that he will be joining the Wigan Warriors for 2020, Hastings has lead from the front, both on and off the field, and will be looking for his biggest performance yet in his last ever game in a Salford jersey. He currently stands at 25/1 with Betfred to celebrate his new title by scoring the first try at Old Trafford.

Where do I think the game will be won?

Battle of the packs Walmsley & Thompson v Dudson & Mossop. The big fellas lay the platform for others to play. Four very direct, rugged and mobile props. This should be a great battle.

Lomax v Hastings- the chief playmakers for their respective teams, and probably the two best players in Super League...say no more!

Coote v Evalds- two of the best strike players on the field. Very different types of players, but two who will touch the ball as much as anyone and if find space will cause no end of trouble.

Before I sign off...congratulations are in order on three counts. To Matty Lees on being named Betfred Super League Young Player of the Year, my hometown club Oldham on promotion to the Betfred Championship and finally the Toronto Wolfpack, who in only their third year of existence have achieved their ambitions, to play Super League rugby by beating a gutsy Featherstone Rovers in the £1Million game.

So, some new changes to the Betfred Super League for 2020 with the inclusion of the Wolfpack, who are reportedly considering a home game in Florida next season.

Another positive is the return of the Magic Weekend to Newcastle United’s St James Park after a one year sabbatical at Anfield. I believe a great move and location, back to a city with an ever-increasing love for the greatest game continues.