Smith unfazed by the pressure

Tony Smith remains confident he can salvage something from the season despite Warrington’s recent disappointing form.

Wire have conceded 122 points in their last three games and head to Castleford on Sunday knowing their hopes of a top eight finish are hanging by a thread.

Despite mounting speculation about his own future at the club, Smith insists he can turn things around.

“We need a response and make ourselves stronger in the way that we approach games like the game at Cas,” said Smith.

“It’s a good challenge for us – they’re a tough team to play on their patch. You either fold or you stand up and fight and we’re going to come out swinging and give it our best shot.

“We can’t think too much about where we are at the end of the season, it’s about focusing on what’s at hand now.

“We have to respond to the last three games and if we do that then we give ourselves a chance even against Cas.

“They’re human beings as well and everyone can falter at some stage, so we’ve got to have some faith in ourselves and make some things happen for ourselves rather than hoping some things happen for us.

“The competition table will take care of itself – we’ll end up where we end up.

“It’s not where we are at the moment, it’s where we need to be at the end of round 23. We’ll assess ourselves from there and go from there.”

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