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Jon Wilkin says people are trying to push this narrative when it’s not true

Today we will see a huge game between Champions St Helens and league leaders Warrington Wolves.

Interesting both sides come into the game after defeats.

In fact St Helens could lose for the third successive week which has prompted discussions about whether they on the slide.

Jon Wilkin though has suggested that this is because people want to push this story:

“I think for a side that hasn’t faced any adversity in four years, this is a big test of their character and resolve,” he said on Sky Sports.

“When you have not had to face this adversity, look Saints are a bit broken at the minute especially in the forwards so a lot of sides go through that but it is magnified because we want to make it into this story that St Helens are on the slide.

“I don’t think that is true but some of their performances haven’t been up to par but when they get those players back there is every chance they will be back to their best form but long term I think this will be good for them, you need tough periods, you need tough periods, you need to lose and sulk over a weekend because that is sport and the way Saints have cleaned up over the last four years is not reflective of how sport is.”

He actually believes this will be good for the Saints:

“The younger players at St Helens, this is a huge moment in their career and the first time they face adversity on the field.

“But if you want me to write Saints go off, I am not going to do it because I don’t think they are on the slide. I think they’ll come back.”

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