Desperate Saints a danger, says Potter

Bradford coach Mick Potter believes St Helens will be desperate for the win when they face his former club on Saturday.

Saints have gone on an uncharacteristic run of four games without a win, including defeats against Catalan, Huddersfield and Hull, and travel to Odsal for a televised game this weekend.

Potter, who coached Saints in 2009 and 2010, said: “They are desperate to win a game and they will want to show that they are a team that can make another Grand Final and a team that can win more than they lose.  

“They are low in confidence and that makes them more dangerous against us this week.   They’ll be at their best and we’ll have to account for them in that mode.  

“It’s my job to worry and I am worried about the repercussions of what they’ve got in them and we’ve covered all bases in our preview of this game. It should make for a good game.”

Bradford go in to the game on the back of last week’s superb come-from-behind victory over Hull KR, and welcome back French international forward Olivier Elima, who has been missing through injury.

Adrian Purtell and Paul Sykes are also in the 19-man squad, but there is no place for Shaun Ainscough.

Jarrod Sammut serves his one-match ban, while Nick Scruton is missing with a shoulder injury, on which he is due to have a scan tonight.

Bradford 19-man squad v Saints: Addy, Bateman, Burgess, Crookes, Diskin, Elima, Hargreaves, Jeffries, Kearney, Langley, L’Estrange, Lulia, Manuokafoa, Platt, Pryce, Purtell, Sykes, Walker, Whitehead

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