Fuming Daryl Powell offers to meet travelling fans to explain Wolves plans

Daryl Powell

Warrington coach Daryl Powell has offered to meet any fans that travelled to Hull KR after admitting he was fuming with the performance.

The Wolves suffered their fifth consecutive loss as they were beaten 34-18, having trailed 20-0 inside 16 minutes.

And Powell said in his post-match press conference that he would be happy to sit down with any travelling fan and give insight on his plans.

He said: “I’d like to sit down with fans and explain how I want to turn things around. I’d be pretty disappointed coming and watching those players. I’d be fuming if I was them.

“I’m not one for walking away from anything, from people, or from a job or anything. I’m 100% committed to making sure this works, and I know it will seem a long way away, but I guarantee it will happen.”

Cup exit a blessing in disguise, says Daryl Powell

Powell recalled a similar time at Featherstone, where he met with fans early in his tenure and plotted the future.

The former Castleford coach was disappointed at the lack of a response to last week’s cup exit to Wakefield.

“Defensively, we were miles off. I’m coming in to a few of these now and it’s tough. I look back through my coaching career and I rarely see five straight losses, and the disappointing thing is we’re not turning it around quickly enough.

“It’s a blessing in disguise that we haven’t got a game next week. It gives us a chance to get after that we need to do.

“We’ve got no durability as a team at the moment. Teams are finding us pretty easy to break down.

“We haven’t got a lot of players playing to their potential at the moment.

“The start was calamitous. We didn’t have one defensive set where something didn’t go wrong.

“At the end of the day, I was brought in to change the culture and that needs changing, and I’m working hard on that at the moment.

“Losing games hurts badly and we’re losing games consistently, but we’ve got to keep working hard, we’ve got a week to reset and it’s still early enough in the season to turn it around.”

Warrington lost prop Mike Cooper to a rib problem, though the returning Joe Bullock ran hard.

Pete Mata’utia was shifted to full back in the absence of Stefan Ratchford, and scored their first try.

Having bowed out of the Challenge Cup, Warrington have a weekend off before the busy Easter period.

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