Smith vows to keep fighting

Under-fire Warrington boss Tony Smith insists he will keep fighting despite two woeful displays by his team over the weekend.

The Wolves crashed 40-0 at Leeds on Friday and followed up with a 38-12 defeat at home to Salford on Monday to drop to ninth in the Super League table.

“As unpleasant as it is, I don’t give in that easily,” said Smith. “I’m disappointed with the way we are playing, it’s not about how I feel, we as a group haven’t played well enough over this weekend.

“I thought we started pretty solid on Friday night and then a few things went against us after 15 minutes and we didn’t recover against a dangerous team.

“We started with some promise (against Salford) and didn’t convert that into points, and heads dropped, and then you’re playing against a team with confidence and that’s been playing well for a while now, executing well, and we’re not at the moment.

“It’s hard but that’s what rugby league’s about. We’ve got to tough it out and work hard, and keep going with it. And we will. We are down there and we are hurting – it’s been a tough couple of days for us.

“We went through the tough spell at the start of the season, went and worked harder and we strung some games together and we will do the same again.

“We’ve had a tough weekend, but we’ve had a fair bit thrown at us it’s not like we’ve had two soft games or anything – we’ve had two of the better teams in the competition and we’re not quite at our best at the moment.

“It’s a tough competition. It’s a pretty even competition, there’s not much between top and bottom, that’s how it should be.

“I don’t think anybody really fears too many any more it comes down to on the day – if you execute well and take your chances you can get your confidence going.”

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