Louie aims to end cup drought for Saints

Saints player Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook
Saints player Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook
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CHIRPY Londoner Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook quipped that the last time he won anything was when he was voted class clown!

No wonder then that Saints’ joker in the pack is desperate to help put an end to the club’s trophy drought this season.

The ex Harlequins star, 27, admitted that pre season had largely been “the same old hard grind”, but said the players were already trying to take new coach Nathan Brown’s ideas on board.

He said: “Last season was very up and down. Obviously Royce Simmons got sacked and Mike Rush and Keiron Cunningham came in but, although we performed well, we didn’t perform as well as we know we can. It was disappointing.

“We reached the Grand Final in my first year here and the semis last season, but we want to go one better. I think the last thing I won was ‘most confident kid’ at school. Either that or class clown!

“The aim is to start the season as we mean to go on. There’s no point us getting stuck in the middle of the table.”

Despite having only been at Saints for the last two years, Nathan Brown will be the third head coach McCarthy-Scarsbrook has played under.

He added: “I’ve learnt different things from all the coaches I’ve played under. Royce tended to spend more time with the backs but you still pick up little things. And working with Keiron last season was brilliant.

“But I came here – to a great club - to win silverware. And that’s what we’re all desperate to do.

“Moving here was just one of those decisions where I didn’t want to look back on my career and know that I had the chance to move but I didn’t.”