Nathan Brown admitted after Friday’s 19-12 defeat to Hull FC at the KC Stadium it was a question of going back to the drawing board as far as table-toppers Saints were concerned.
“There were a number of things we didn’t do so well,” confessed the club’s head coach who also felt the new half back combination of
Gary Wheeler and Jordan Turner didn’t get the full back of the forwards “to make life easier”.
Brown said: “I think it is fair to say that they weren’t as good today as they have been in the last five or six weeks.
“I thought Hull rolled down the field easily and we probably helped them with our kicking game. We have a number of things to look at.
“We now know what we are working with and will be looking at ways to play which will suit our half backs.”
He added: “Every time we did something good we compounded it with a bad thing.
“Our middle has been good lately and we aren’t sitting where we are in the table because we haven’t been good in that part of the game.
But, it doesn’t really matter who your personnel are - if your middle isn’t as good as the opposition, you will be under pressure.
“It’s back to the drawing board. We will look at the structure of our attack and see what we can do as players and staff to help.
“We need 17 players who are contributing positively and there were a fair few that weren’t tonight.”