Daryl Powell full of praise for Warrington after ending losing run

Daryl Powell

Warrington Head Coach Daryl Powell singled out several of his players for praise after their 32-18 win over Salford at the Halliwell Jones Stadium.

The Wire ended a run of five straight defeats in all competitions with a win over Paul Rowley’s side. Toby King scored a hat-trick, while Matty Ashton also got two with Joe Philbin completing the scoring.

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Several players were singled out for praise by Powell, with the left-edge in particular coming in for praise.

Powell said after the game: “I think I’d have to give credit to Gaz Widdop how he’s stepped up all through the week. I think losing George (Williams) and Stef (Ratchford) stepping up to play half, it sort of brought his leadership skills to the fore.

“I thought he thought he was positive all through the week and then really good today. Some of the things that that left edge did, I think Ben Currie his best game of the season, Toby (King) did all the left edge really well.

“Ashy (Matty Ashton) is a special I think in terms of his finishing. I thought the right edge defended really well. They got a lot thrown at them and against a dangerous edge and they were excellent I thought.”

Powell not expecting to make many changes

Like all of the Super League clubs, Warrington face a quick turnaround as they travel to Hull FC on Monday.

However, Powell is not expecting his starting squad to change too much from the Salford game, with the exception of a few players.

He added: “It depends on who I’ve got available. I don’t think we’ve got a massive amount of scope.

“Matt Davis would be available, he’s had little bit of an issue. So there’s potential there for him to come in. I’ll be looking at the game.

“We’ll have a look at the players we’ve got available once everybody has been assessed and take it from there.”

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