Adam Swift believes St Helens’ visit to Warrington could be a feisty encounter.
Saints are currently seventh in the Super League table after last week’s win against Leigh, just two points ahead of Warrington as the battle to secure a top eight place hots up.
The two teams met back in March with St Helens running out comfortable 31-6 winners and Swift thinks they can complete the double at the Halliwell Jones Stadium.
“It was good to get the win on the weekend – it put a really good spring in our step for Warrington,” said Swift. “Hopefully we can win this game and go into the next fixture at Castleford in the cup fighting.
“Our defence really has been pretty solid all year – we’ve had a few lapses which you’re going to have. We’ve mainly struggled with our attack and it’s a work in progress.
“Friday will be a tasty game because both teams are desperate for the points.
“We’ve both got some players missing, but the strength in depth of some squads now they can bring a youngster in and he’ll play as good as (Stefan) Ratchford, (Chris) Hill, (Alex) Walmsley or Mark (Percival).
“We don’t look at things like that – we take each game as it is and hopefully we can come away with a win.”