Daryl Powell: Warrington boss insists it’s too early to panic

Daryl Powell Warrington

Warrington head coach Daryl Powell insists it’s too early to panic as his side prepare for a trip to Hull KR in the Super League.

Powell’s side have lost their last four fixtures, having most recently been knocked out of the Challenge Cup by Wakefield.

In the league, the Wolves have a 50% record with three wins and three defeats. They opened their campaign with a 22-20 victory over Leeds at Headingley, live on Channel 4.

In round seven, Warrington travel to Craven Park to face Tony Smith’s Hull KR.

Daryl Powell believes players must move on

If asked if it’s too early to panic, Powell told Love Rugby League: “I think so. Nobody would want to be where we are over the last four games. But look, it’s happened.

“What do you do about it? Head under the table and panic or you can get up, stick your chest out and go and play well. That’s what we can do.

“I think you have to cut the noise out and not worry about it. You can’t control what other people think, you can only control what you think.

“I think we’ve tried to do that this week and we’ve got to get out there tomorrow and shut all that outside noise up.”

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Getting the best out of his players

Powell has seen multiple players win individual awards under his management. Daryl Clark, Luke ale and Paul McShane have all won the Man of Steel award under his leadership.

Powell believes there’s more to come from his players and he continues to learn more about them.

“You go through a pre-season and you don’t really know your players,” Powell continued. “You get to know them a bit, but you only get to know your players under the stress of competition. I’m now starting to get to know the players. That’s it.

“You don’t click your fingers and know people, it has to be found out. I think we’re finding out a lot about players but it’s about finding out how good these boys can be under a bit of pressure and get ourselves out of it.

“We’re learning all the time about each other. They’re learning about me and I’m learning about them. I think we’ve just got to grow out of adversity.

“I’m all about players growing, developing and being better and to get better you have to go through a bit of stress and we’re going through that at the moment.

“The thing is for us to come out of it stronger and if we do that, we’ll be in a good position to deal with things that are thrown at us down the track.”

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About Josh McAllister 1307 Articles
Journalist. Joined the Love Rugby League team full time at the start of 2022 having been a freelance reporter for several years. Previously media manager for Swinton and Rochdale.

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