Warrington Wolves: Daryl Powell confirms potential transfer boost before deadline day

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Daryl Powell, Warrington Wolves head coach. PA Images / Alamy Stock Photo.

Daryl Powell, Warrington Wolves head coach.Photo by PA Images / Alamy Stock Photo.

Warrington Wolves boss Daryl Powell has confirmed that the club are looking at add at least one player to his squad before next week’s transfer deadline.

The 58-year-old coach admitted the potential boost following the side’s 42-6 defeat to Wakefield Trinity in Super League.

Wakefield’s mid-week loan signing Innes Senior claimed four tries to begin his latest stint at Belle Vue, joined on the scoresheet by Kevin Proctor, Tom Lineham, Liam Hood and full-back Max Jowitt.

The Wolves welcomed back marquee man George Williams ahead of the clash from a hamstring injury, with Matty Nicholson, Matty Ashton and Josh Thewlis also returning from their respective injuries.

Their only try of the afternoon came through Australian forward Paul Vaughan in the second 40, with the result – their heaviest defeat of the season – marking the side’s fifth successive Super League defeat, with seven losses in their last eight.

It also saw the side drop to the last place in the play-offs in sixth position, with Salford only below by one win.

Powell said: “I don’t think we did anything well today.

“Wakefield played well so give them credit but we were really poor on every level.

“We looked really vulnerable and don’t make any excuses.

“We trained really well but were really shocking and I am disappointed with what I’ve seen.”

Warrington Wolves boss confirms potential transfer boost

Powell also accused his players, especially in the middle unit, of not putting enough effort in, speaking to the media in his post-match press conference.

The Warrington boss has made no secret of his desire of bolstering his pack, having lost forwards Thomas Mikaele and Josh McGuire during the season.

New Zealand-born prop Mikaele, 25, has been linked with a return to the Halliwell Jones Stadium on loan from the Gold Coast Titans, with Powell admitting he is expecting one new signing to arrive before next Friday.

He said: “We’ve signed Jordy Crowther and got James Harrison to come back in (from a finger injury) but I think we’ll add at least one player to them (before the August 4 deadline).”

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