St Helens lost for the the third time this season today as they lost the huge Good Friday derby to Wigan Warriors.
It was a game they perhaps should have won but not taking their chances cost them and that was the view of Barrie McDermott on Sky Sports:
“They didn’t convert their chances, that is what they will say when they review.
“For Saints, they are just a bit sloppy and a bit unlike themselves.
“They were under the pressure of this atmosphere and they usually handle it well.
“They don’t usually get them wrong do they?”
Meanwhile, former St Helens and Wigan star Martin Gleeson was critical of the style of play adopted by the Champions:
“All the good stuff in the first half came from short balls or Jonny Lomax running at defences or Welsby, but they were very reliant on shape, setting up shape and throwing it at Wigan which they handled easily.
“They need a bit more of a spark. They looked very systematic and Wigan did their homework and shut them down easily.”
Wigan have moved up into second in the table.
The Saints are further down the ladder and four points behind the Warriors but also have a game in hand.