Warrington winger Josh Charnley says they play at their best in knockout games ahead of Thursday’s elimination play-off against Castleford.
The Wolves have lost seven out of their last eight in Super League and ended up finishing the regular campaign in fourth.
But with Steve Price’s side having lifted the Challenge Cup in that two-month period, Charnley feels the Wolves play to their potential when the pressure is on most.
He said: “If you look at our form, it has not been the greatest and we know that and we’ve underlined all the negativity.
“We are in a really good place, we’ve trained really well building into a big week. It’s knockout football so the lads are taking this as a final game and we’re looking forward to it.
“I think we thrive under pressure and I think we play better in games like that. We had a tough run in the build-up games in the Challenge Cup and we came out successful so hopefully we can do the same with Super League.
“We know we have only got one shot at it but we have done alright in these games in the past so hopefully we can do well in the play-offs.”