Daryl Powell says there is ‘no crisis’ at Warrington Wolves

Warrington Wolves started the season by hammering Leeds Rhinos and continued with a perfect eight wins from eight and at that point the shouts of ‘it’s our year’ rung throughout all of Cheshire, but round nine brought defeat to Wigan Warriors and since then it’s been somewhat of a freefall.

The Wolves started the day in fifth place but after a huge 42-6 defeat to bottom place Wakefield Trinity they have now dropped to sixth below Hull KR on points difference, only two points ahead of chasing Salford Red Devils.

A run of form that totals three wins from twelve has more recently been a run of six consecutive defeats highlighting the massive dip in form.

At times there have been excuses, some losses have been close, and others have seen their star players such as George Williams miss out.

This week was different though, this week the Wire were fully rested following their absence from the Challenge Cup and they boasted a full strength spine of Dufty, Drinkwater, Williams and Clarke.

Even so they collapsed after the ten minute mark conceding three tries in a period of just under ten minutes before heading in 22-0 at the break.

A Paul Vaughan try looked like threatening Wakey’s dominance but Wakefield topped up with another four tries and 20 points to finish it off 42-6.

Daryl Powell has since spoke at his press conference insisting that there is no crisis at the club, despite calls from fans who are up in arms over recent results.

Asked if his team were in a crisis, Powell responded.

“Well we’re losing games so what’s a crisis?,” he questioned.

It was then put to him that players had seemed to be arguing among each other which he rubbished as just being normal.

“Yeah, well, I mean that happens in the normal team.

“I wouldn’t say it’s a crisis, I’d say we’re in a situation where we have to turn it around pretty quick.

“The crisis is if you don’t make the six. I mean this is a long game, and at the moment our form is suggesting something has to change pretty quickly.”

What that change will be is unclear but with the player deadline coming on Friday there won’t be much chance to sign a new recruit to help change their fortunes.