Warrington Wolves have been one of the major disappointments of 2022 so far.
After being tipped by most to do some damage in Super League, the Cheshire club currently sits outside the play-offs having won just seven from a possible 18 games.
At the core of the Warrington club, however, is 29-year-old Daryl Clark who is almost part of the furniture at the Halliwell Jones Stadium having spent eight seasons there.
Clark, however, is unsure about why the Wolves are currently struggling under new head coach Daryl Powell – who took the reins from Steve Price going into the 2023 season.
“I’m not too sure (why it has happened) sometimes new ideas and a new style of play can take time to click,” Clark told Serious About Rugby League.
“There’s been a bit of change in players coming and going and obviously a new coaching team but I still think the top six is there for us if we can get our stuff together going into the last nine games.”
That being said, the Yorkshireman is enjoying his time under his former coach despite the lack of good results.
“I’m enjoying it, obviously it has been tough the way performances have been going for us.
“However, the boys and staff are working hard to try and it turn around.”
Clark himself has been disappointed with how his year started given the painful rehabilitation he went through.
“I think I started really slow; I think having a hip operation and missing all of pre-season really affected me.
“But, I feel like I am getting there now and look good to finish the year strong.
In and amongst the bad form has been hefty fan criticism, but Clark has a special message for supporters.
“I know it’s been difficult to watch at times this year, but we appreciate the support.
“Please stick with us and we will keep doing all we can to get better results on the pitch.”