Determined Louie out
to hurt his former club

St Helens Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook is tackled by Widnes' Danny Craven
St Helens Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook is tackled by Widnes' Danny Craven

LOUIE McCarthy-Scarsbrook has been cheering on his former club London Broncos all season.

But that loyality will end on Friday when his old side come to Langtree Park looking to extend their run of good form.

“I spent seven years of my life playing for them, so it’s always special when I come up against them,” said the 26-year-old St Helens prop forward.

“I’m a fan of theirs now, rather than a player, so it’s always nice to look at the scores and see that they have won. But I hope that won’t happen this week.

“The change of coach has worked wonders for them, and I hope they can keep up their recent form and take that momentum into next season.

“We’ll definitely need to be on our guard.”

LMS believes Saints’
44-22 win over Castleford will provide the platform for a strong finish to the season.

He said: “It was a good win for us against Castleford.

“It was nice to get back to winning ways after two disappointing defeats to Warrington and Wakefield.

“With two games remaining, we can build on that and secure third spot going into the play-offs.”

Meanwhile, the England prop hopes he will be first many London-born players to progress through the ranks of Super League.

“One of the goals of the London chairman David Hughes was to make it a London club with players from the capital.

McCarthy-Scarsbrook added: “There are some great local players involved with their first team right now, and hopefully they can continue to develop and make London a really good club.

“Some of the younger London-born players are probably more talented that I ever was at that age, so I can see other teams wanting them.

“But it’s London’s job to hold on to them. Any club wants to hold on to its best assets, and hopefully London can do that and see it pay off by winning something very soon.”