Warrington Wolves are currently in a sticky situation.
They have lost five games in a row in all competitions – including a dismal 34-18 showing against Hull KR last weekend.
With boos ringing out around the Halliwell Jones Stadium the week previous against Wakefield Trinity, head coach Daryl Powell has got a big job on his hands.
And, for former halfback at Warrington, Kevin Brown, he believes the fault lies in the expectation on Powell and the club’s shoulders.
“I think expectation has absolutely riddled them this year,” Brown told the Last Tackle podcast.
“the expectation in how confident Daryl Powell would go in there and make a change straightaway – he’s an excellent coach and he’s the right man for the job.
“From where they’ve been to where they want to go is a big change – they want to win the Grand Final.
“Mentally, they are being held accountable now and the group has gone from one side of the scale to the other and it’s not been able to cope with it.”
Brown also talked about the need for more forward power and believes that recruitment has not been good enough.
“Alongside that, I feel they are missing firepower up front because recruitment wise it hasn’t been great,” Brown continued.
“They need some knucklers in the middle and if they get that I don’t think they will be too far off.”