Shenton - We need to be nasty

Michael Shenton

Michael Shenton

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MICHAEL Shenton believes Saints must be more ruthless if they are to end their losing streak.

The St Helens ace, who became a dad for the first time last week with the arrival of daughter Maisie, wants the side to pull together as they bid to end their worst run in 23 years.

He said: “The great teams can be ruthless with each other and tell their mates when to get their acts together.

“We need to be harsher on each other. Sometimes we are a bit too nice.

“We are in a rut and have got to get out of it.”

And the 25-year-old, recently axed from the England squad, admits his been having trouble taking his mind off the club’s current woes.

“Even with the baby on the way, it’s been hard to take my mind off what’s been happening with the team,” he added.

“As rugby players you take things to heart when it’s so tough on the field.

“You are thinking about what I can be doing better to help the performances.

“It’s just a few things on the field that are costing us.”