ST HELENS prop Kyle Amor is looking forward to locking horns with Leeds Rhinos front-rower Brad Singleton tonight.
Both players hail from Cumbria and were team-mates during Amor’s stint with Leeds and Amor said he is delighted to see Singleton establishing himself as a Super League regular.
“He is a good mate of mine and we speak quite often on the phone,” Amor said. “It’s good to see him going well.
“He has been there quite a long time and he’s starting to show what he can do.
“He’s getting more of an opportunity this year with game time and he has finally got to grips with it and he’s showing what a promising young player he is.
“I’m over the moon he has been given an opportunity and a chance to show what he can do.”
Second-placed Saints will go into tonight’s game buoyed by victory at Huddersfield Giants last week, but four points adrift of Leeds on the league ladder.
Amor said: “It’ll be a tough game [tonight], but we’re looking forward to it. Leeds are top of the table and everyone’s trying to catch them.
“Hopefully with the bodies we’ve got now and it being at our place, we can put in a good performance and I have no doubt it is going to be a belting game.”
Amor insisted Saints are still determined to knock Rhinos off pole position. He said: “For us it is massively important to finish top. We managed to drag ourselves over the line last year and it’s a confidence thing and a reward for what you’ve put in over the year.
“I think it’s important to finish top and it puts you in a good position in the Super-8s, so it has its advantages.”