Smith: Wolves have desire and unity

Warrington Wolves’ boss Tony Smith hailed his team’s unity after they came from behind to secure their first point of the season against Hull FC on Saturday.

Wolves trailed by 16 points late in the first half, but fought back to draw 22-22 and ease the pressure on Smith.

“There was a lot of improvement, in the second half in particular. In the first half we were still way too guilty of self-inflicted harm.

“I thought Hull were a bit flat today and we let them off the hook in the first half – we gave them most of their points, either through penalties or intercepts.

“I said we just needed to be pretty strong and basic today to get a decent result and I wasn’t far wrong. The boys are working hard and competing and they’ve got desire and unity.

“We’ve still got a few rough edges got to knock off and, when we do that, we will be getting the two points and not the one.

“I’ve got to single out three of my players. Matty Russell was back to some of his best and not just with his finishing because he was a handful with the ball, Benny Westwood played himself to a standstill and Ryan Atkins was enormous.”

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