Warrington Wolves have been perhaps the most disappointing Super League side in 2022 so far.
With just seven wins to their name from 19 games, the Wolves sit just above Wakefield Trinity and Toulouse Olympique at the bottom of the Super League table.
There has been much furore from Warrington fans following the dismal run of defeats, with head coach Daryl Powell addressing fans’ concerns at full-time of the Wolves’ away loss to the Castleford Tigers.
Powell went up to supporters at the Jungle following the final whistle, but KR boss Danny McGuire is keen to play down any sort of a crisis at the Cheshire club, believing that they still have some of the best players in the competition in some of the most important positions.
“They’ve got some of the best players in the competition in their positions at number 1, 6, 7 and 9,” McGuire said.
“We know we need to be good. We can’t go to Warrington with a 5 or 6 out of ten attitude.
“They’ve got some big middles and strike players all over the field so we need to be on our game.”
Meanwhile, KR will have to do without a number of their key men for the game on Friday night, with Shaun Kenny-Dowall out with a neck injury after coming off in the narrow win over Wakefield Trinity last weekend.
Albert Vete and Dean Hadley will not play a part either, with youngsters such as Charlie Cavanaugh and Connor Moore potentially being thrust in by McGuire.