Daryl Powell’s Warrington Wolves are doing it incredibly tough at present.
Just five wins from 15 games means that the Cheshire club sits well outside the Super League play-offs with less than half the season still yet to play.
And, to make matters worse, Warrington went down 30-24 to Wakefield Trinity at the weekend, making it the first time that Trinity have done the double over the Wolves in the league since 2009.
For Powell, it’s been a lot tougher than he expected and that he ‘didn’t expect’ to be where the club currently finds itself.
“We’ve just got to keep battling, keep our spirits up, stay positive, and we’ve got to find our way out of it,” Powell said.
“This happens to teams every year, the fact remains that it is us at this point and we’ve got to find a way out of it.
“People didn’t expect us to be here, I didn’t expect us to be here, but we are and the reality is the way you get out of it is to stay positive and work hard and things will turn.
“Once it turns with a performance and a result, then I’ll be pretty confident.”
Warrington, like the rest of Super League, have this weekend off due to the international break, though five Warrington players will be in the England side.