Warrington Wolves head coach Daryl Powell watched his side go down to Wakefield Trinity yesterday afternoon.
It was another defeat for the Wolves – their tenth in 15 games – as Wakefield scored with three minutes left to inflict a 30-24 loss on the Cheshire club.
Powell has been under pressure for most of the 2022 Super League season, but has recruited heavily for 2023 as he gets the full backing of the Warrington board.
But, that hasn’t been enough to quell fans’ concerns about the club’s results this season and Powell addressed those concerns at the weekend.
“I know it’s hard for the fans, it’s tough for us all and we all want to win,” Powell said.
“We don’t do it to lose, just understand we are working hard and there is a transition in some areas we are working through.
“We have to win to get them to believe what we are doing is right.”
Powell believes that the way his Warrington side have been playing has surprised him.
“I think Wakefield completed in the high 90 percents, but we want to win games, we have to keep battling and stay positive.
“This happens to teams every year, people didn’t expect us to be here and I didn’t either – the way you get out of it is staying positive.”
The ex-Castleford boss feels like the stop-start nature of the season hasn’t helped.
“We’ve played one week then been off the next, so I don’t like the way it’s been put together this season.
“There is too much down time and I would rather be playing. we need to bond as a club to work or way out of it.”