Mark Percival believes Catalan will provide St Helens with a stern test when the teams meet at the Totally Wicked Stadium on Sunday.
Saints play the Dragons following a 19-12 home victory over Hull last Friday, a result which leaves them just four points off the top four.
Percival told the club’s official website: “Everyone is saying we should beat Catalan on Sunday, but they have a quality team. They are a tough side who play a physical game so we will have to bring that to the match.
“They also have a new boss who seems to have tidied their game up. Although results haven’t gone their way in the last couple of weeks in the majority of these games they have been in those contests.
“We need to think of doing the basics right and that should hopefully give us the win. The way the table is, every point matters – we can’t have a week off and think we’ll get the win next week.
“We need every point in the game and I’m hoping we can take the two in the game on Sunday.”