St Helens reaction: “A win was vital for us”

After seeing St Helens run in a five try victory against Leigh Centurions, Derek Traynor, a member of the three man interim coaching team fronted the media.

“A win was vital for us after losing against Widnes. It’s nice to get the two points and I think we worked hard for it and deserved it,” he said.

“We were a little bit frustrated really – you’ve seen in glimpses where we want to get to and what we want to do.

“We’ve got to do that for longer periods and be more consistent with it. I thought the lads really pulled together out there, there was a lot of team spirit.”

After going behind early on, Traynor admitted that only conceding six points was a good night’s work from his team.

“I don’t think our defence was perfect, but what they did do was scramble well for one another and work hard. To let only one try in against any Super League team is a good performance.” Traynor added.

“One thing we targeted was to try and get a good start, which we didn’t actually do, but once we’d got over that period we settled down a bit, we started getting on top and rolling down the field a little bit.

“At the start of the second half we didn’t get our kicks away and got a little bit mixed up on what we were doing and what we were about, but again they stuck together and pulled their way through that and that is a good sign.”

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