Catalans deserved draw at Warrington, insists Steve McNamara

Drew Darbyshire

Catalans coach Steve McNamara said his side fully deserved a point from their draw at Warrington.

The Dragons drew 22-22 against the Wolves at the Halliwell Jones Stadium on Thursday night.

Catalans are now sixth in the Super League table and are four points above ninth-placed Leeds Rhinos.

Speaking after the game, McNamara said: “I think it was a fair result and I thought we deserved a draw.

“We fought really hard and we were on a five-day turnaround from the game against Wakefield to play Warrington so we have stayed over and I’m really proud we have got a win and a draw from two tough games.

“The result was vital for us in terms of our league position and without doubt, I thought we deserved a draw.

“We have played a lot better in recent weeks than we did and we aren’t happy with how we played. We were a little bit disconnected from each other. Warrington is a tough place to come so hopefully this result will help us secure our future in Super League.

“Because of our start of the season, we just have to keep taking it a game at a time and hope we can accumulate enough points to stay in Super League and that has been our sole focus and will be our sole focus.”

Kenny Edwards made an impact for the Dragons when he came off the bench in the first half and put in an impressive display.

McNamara thinks Edwards can be key for Catalans at this stage of the season.

He said: “Kenny has been good and has been a point of difference for us.

“He has certainly added some attacking edge and he has put dints in most of the teams who we have played against.

“He is a player that has really fitted in to what we are trying to do and we made that addition.

“I think Kenny will get better and better as we move on, it was a quick move for him. Within a day or two, he was on a plane and moving across, but he has settled in really well and all of his family has as well, so I am sure we will see him improve and be even better as the season goes on.”