Warrington Wolves interim head coach Gary Chambers said he was proud of his side following an ’emotional rollercoaster’ of a week.
Chambers, who is head of youth at the club, took charge of his first game as interim head coach on Friday night as they fell to a 30-10 defeat to table toppers Catalans Dragons at the Halliwell Jones Stadium.
Speaking in his post-match press conference, Chambers said he was proud of the playing group after a week that began with the departure of head coach Daryl Powell.
“I’m proud of the boys after what they have gone through this week which has been an emotional rollercoaster,” Chambers said.
“I asked for effort because that’s all we could work on because of the amount of time we’ve had with them and that’s what me as a coach is looking for.
“Catalans are a good team and not top for nothing and are on that roll and cycle where they know what they are doing on the back of an excellent kicking game.
“We need to get to that level because they are the benchmark at the moment.”
‘I love this place to the bone, so I will give it everything I’ve got’ – Warrington Wolves interim coach Gary Chambers
Warrington, who won their first eight games of the season, are currently sat fifth in the Super League table, having lost their last six league matches.
The Wire have six games left of the regular season to secure a spot in the top six for the end of season play-offs – Leeds (A), Hull (A), Castleford (H), Salford (A), St Helens (H) and Huddersfield (A).
Warrington’s next head coach has yet to be confirmed, but Chambers says he will be doing everything he can to leave the side in a better place for the arrival of their new boss.
Chambers said: “I love this place to the bone so I will give it everything I’ve got until the new man comes in and then step to one side, but the aim is to have them in a good place.
“I’ve had the best week ever, this is Warrington Wolves and a fantastic place with fantastic people and it deserves to go in the right direction and we will.”
The Wire don’t have a game next weekend due to the Challenge Cup final between Leigh Leopards and Hull KR at Wembley, with their next game being a trip to Headingley to face Leeds Rhinos on August 20.