Wilkin explains Giants threat

14 September 2017 17:19:12 GMTPlus10

St Helens' Jon Wilkin says his team will take nothing for granted in their match against Huddersfield Giants, despite their opponents having dropped out of the race for the top four.

Saints can bolster their hopes of sealing a finish in the Grand Final play-off places with a win over the Giants, and though Huddersfield can no longer reach the top four, Wilkin says the team is preparing for a tough challenge.

We're in the final straight before the play-offs and it's absolutely all about results right now.

Jon Wilkin

"We know that we have to prepare for the best of Huddersfield when we take them on tomorrow night. It's going to be our last home game of the season and we certainly don't want to bow out with a loss in front of our own fans," said Wilkin.

"Obviously, it would be curtains for our play-off hopes. The Giants suffered a big defeat at Salford last weekend, which means that in terms of making the top four their race is definitely run, but we're not expecting them to put the cue on the rack."

Saints kept their own hopes of finishing the top four alive with a dramatic victory away at Wakefield Trinity last week.

And Wilkin is hopeful that his side can deliver a more composed performance following last week's tension.

"There was such a lot on the game for both sides and I think that came out in the slightly nervy nature of the contest," he added.

"We're in the final straight before the play-offs and it's absolutely all about results right now."

Saints are 4/1 to win the Super League Grand Final, with Wigan Warriors priced at 500/1 and the Leeds Rhinos 10/3.

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