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Turner: We'll recover quickly

St Helens forward Jordan Turner is determined to draw a line under the back-to-back Super League defeats over Easter.

Having gone unbeaten in their first eight games, Saints were stunned 33-14 by rivals Wigan on Friday evening and suffered further misery on Easter Monday, when they were beaten 40-26 at Widnes.

Turner, however, remains confident Nathan Brown's side can and will regroup quickly.

He said in his column in the Manchester Evening News: "Saints' bubble has not burst - trust me. I guess everyone, especially in Wigan, is hoping it has following two Easter defeats, including the Good Friday loss to the Warriors at Langtree Park, but it's just a blip.

"We are hurting, we are bound to be especially after also losing to Widnes on Easter Monday. It is all about bouncing back.

"My own performances in our last two games have simply not been up to the required standard. Nowhere near good enough, in fact, and I hold my hand up.

"We have surprisingly seen a lot of poor individual performances. I have been one of the main culprits for simply not producing. I cannot put my finger on the reason why.

"This kind of thing can always happen but the real test is how you come out from it on the other side. You have to be mentally strong and get back to doing what you do best. We know that individual errors have cost us."

Saints' next fixture is Saturday's Challenge Cup fifth round clash at Leeds, who now top the Super League table.