Morgan Knowles returned from suspension last week only to receive a red card against Halifax Panthers.
Now Paul Wellens has addressed Knowles’ discipline saying he needs to work on his game.
“Obviously Morgan’s disappointed, he’s frustrated and Morgan’s not on his own in terms of players who have probably let themselves down at certain points throughout the course of the year,” he said on Saints TV.
“It was really important for me to speak with Morgan individually, but also a number of players and the group in terms of what we need to do moving forward.
“Players, in particular players like Morgan, don’t want to let their teammates down and with actions that we got at the weekend that’s what happens and that’s what disappoints the best players. Particularly players like Morgan who play the game in a certain way, they want the respect of the teammates and I can sit here confidently saying Morgan Knowles is one of, if not, the best middle forward in the competition and I wouldn’t want to swap him for anybody.
“At the same time there are certain aspects of his game that he does need to improve on and we’ll start working hard at those.”
He then underlined Knowles’ quality: “I still believe Morgan Knowles is the best 13 in this competition. He’s got to obviously calm his discipline down a little bit and make sure he’s on the field more often because he’s a real asset to our team. The players love him and I love coaching him.”