Warrington Wolves head coach Daryl Powell has been under fire in 2022 after a poor season.
The former Castleford Tigers boss has had his fair share of adversity this year, but the Wolves will finish second bottom for the first time in their Super League history.
Powell took his players to the John Smith’s Stadium yesterday to face Huddersfield Giants who currently have Warrington man Toby King in their ranks as a loan player and head coach Ian Watson wanted to keep the centre, despite Powell saying the opposite last week.
“We wanted to keep him. I’ve seen some comments throughout the week, but I don’t know whether there’s been a miscommunication there between Warrington and Daryl (Powell) and stuff like that,” Watson said after the game.
“We wanted Toby King. We wanted to keep him permanently, we didn’t want him on loan anymore. Warrington didn’t want to do that deal. They wanted to basically loan him out for another year and then probably be able to take him back.
“So we told them it’s pointless having a player for a year when we’re working with them and then they end up going back to them kind of a better player. We wanted him with us permanently if they wanted Jake (Wardle).”
That being said, Powell took a swipe at Watson, stating that he was ‘blasting off’ about numerous topics in recent weeks.
“He is what he is, isn’t he? He’s blasting off about all sorts of stuff at the moment. If that’s what it is, then it is what it is. I honestly don’t know that (Wardle’s future) but we’ll see.”