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Paul Wellens responds to David Moyes comparison

After three defeats in four games, St Helens needed a win yesterday and it came as the Super League and World Champions scored 26 unanswered points to defeat Salford Red Devils.

As Champions, there is huge pressure on their new coach Paul Wellens to deliver success after the period under Justin Holbrook and Kristian Woolf.

It was put to him on Channel 4 by Helen Skelton that it is like being David Moyes at Manchester United as she said:

“No one wanted to follow Alex Ferguson, no one wanted to be David Moyes.”

Wellens responded with: “I am really enjoying the challenge. As a local boy from the town, it is tough when we lose a game and I feel it sometimes.

“It is something I went into with open eyes and the challenge is huge to continue the success of this club. It is one that I am relishing and I couldn’t wish to do it with a better group of players.”

The Saints are back to winning ways and shouldn’t be written off as Kyle Amor warned:

“Many people across the game have been writing this Saints side off this year.

“Yes they have been up and down but they are the Champions and they find a way sometimes.”

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