Adrian Lam’s Wigan have lost three games in a row in Super League to slip to fifth in the table.
And, despite admitting that the whole club is in “a rut”, Lam is seeing positive signs.
“It has been a difficult run, I guess after the performance on Wednesday night, I felt there were some great signs there for us,” Lam said.
“The energy level, action and effort was probably at its best for the past couple of weeks.
“We’re in a bit of a rut as a club, but we need to stick together with the fans and there’s no harder game than the one on Sunday against our arch-rivals.
“It’s our first time (playing St Helens) since the Grand Final so we’re looking forward to it.
Lam knows that only pulling together will help his side climb out of that ‘rut’.
“Four losses in a row isn’t good at any time, but that’s the way it is and we’ve got to get on with it.
“Luckily we had the start we did, but it’s hard to play some consistent rugby.
“Everyone is all connected together and we all understand the difficult period we are in but it’s only us that can get us through it.
“The next month we will get a few of our players back and that will help.”