Holbrook backs Richardson to bring his own style

St Helens coach Justin Holbrook expects Danny Richardson to come in and play his own game this week as the young half back prepares for his first Super League appearance of 2019 following an injury to Theo Fages.

Fages has started in the halves alongside Jonny Lomax in all eight of Saints’ matches so far, orchestrating a perfect eight wins, but a hip injury to the French international has paved the way for 22 year old Richardson, who has been plying his trade on dual registration at Leigh, to get a chance.

A tough away trip to Catalans is the first assignment for the 2018 Super League Dream Team member, but Holbrook backed his half back to bring his own style to the team this week, whilst making sure he does his job in the side.

“I want him to come in and play the way Danny plays. It is a different style to Theo, but he knows that he has just got to come in and do his job as well,” he said.

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“If his job is doing his trick plays, then I am ok with that but as long as it is not too far away from where we want to be as a team.”

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