Cunningham says it’ll turn around for Warrington – just not this week

St Helens coach Keiron Cunningham says Warrington are too good for their current woes to last, but hopes that their luck doesn’t change when they travel to the Totally Wicked Stadium on Friday night.

The pressure on Cunningham has eased a little following last weekend’s win over Catalans, which puts Saints two wins and four points clear of a Warrington side that has lost five out of five in Super League so far.

The hosts are boosted by the return of Matty Smith, who is set to make his second debut for the club having returned from Wigan in the off-season. He suffered injury in the pre-season game with Widnes.

But the Wolves also welcome back a key figure, in the shape of Stefan Ratchford.

Cunningham said: “They’ll be targeting this game. If ever there’s a game for things to work out for them, then it’s going to be this one.

“We’ll be ready. We’ve worked hard in the last few weeks and we’re getting the rewards for that now.

“I said to the players that effort and hard work does nothing but bring good results in rugby league.

“Warrington have had some good performances and lots of near performances, but they’ve got too many good players to continue to lose games.

“I know sport, I’ve worked in it for a long time, and only a fool writes off good teams.

“Things can’t not stick forever and it’ll turn around for Warrington – hopefully it’s not on Friday night.”

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