Naiqama felt that his team’s display was nowhere near effective enough to be a proper contender in the middle eights, come the business end of the season.
“It was great to get the two points but it was far from what our standards are,” he told Sky Sports.
“We’re aspiring to finish in the top four in compete in those middle eights at the end of the year, so we’re going to have to be a lot better than we showed today.”
Kick-off was delayed in the opening Championship fixtiure of the Summer Bash due to the Sheffield team being caught in traffic travelling up to Blackpool earlier in the day.
Naiqama would not use that as an excuse for what he saw as an average display from his team.
“It wasn’t the best preparation for both teams,” he said.
“Obviously, they got off the bus late, and we were sitting around ourselves for a while.
“But that’s no excuse. We’re happy with the result, but we’ve got to be a lot better next week.”