Saints striving for consistency in the capital

St Helens coach Nathan Brown is looking for a more consistent level of performance from his players when they travel to face London Broncos on Saturday.

While St Helens have produced some good displays in recent weeks, they showed a some fragility in allowing Bradford back into a game which looked  convincingly won last week.

The week before, they travelled to Hull KR and were given a 40-10 hiding.

“We’re striving to get a little bit more consistency in our game, and it’s been a period where we haven’t put four or five good performances together for a little while,” Brown said.

“Regardless of where London sit, we need to not look at the league ladder, we need to look at ourselves, look at what type of team do we want to be, and go out and put the right processes in place on the field, to get to where we want to get to.

“We spoke last week about this five-week block being an important block for us. If you take the results away, obviously the result’s always an important part of the game, but we’re focusing on just gaining some consistency and momentum to build into the back half of the year.

“On the weekend just gone we had a pretty good first 60 minutes, and a last 20 where Bradford were just a little bit better than us.

“We probably weren’t as good as we could have been.”

Brown insists that he is not planning massive changes in personnel, however, and maintains that he has a lot of in-form players to pick from.

“We’re not looking to go and rest people,” he said.

“One or two of the young players may need a week off, but we’re going to field a side we think deserves to be picked, and picked on form.

“There’s one or two players who over the past three or four weeks may be able to do a little better than they have.

“We’ve got some players who were playing well who are now playing with Rochdale and playing well, or are playing well with Whitehaven.

“So there’s a couple of things we need to look at.

“AS it sits at the moment we don’t want to make any rash decisions.”

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