Salford coach Richard Marshall said his side were “busted mentally and physically” and admitted they had been left with plenty to think about following a “shambolic” defeat to Warrington.
The Red Devils conceded 10 tries as they fell to a 62-18 defeat to Warrington at the AJ Bell Stadium on Thursday night.
Marshall said: “We were way off. Warrington were white hot but we were stone cold.
“We managed to get ourselves a foothold after a slow start but Warrington were very clinical in their attack. We are busted mentally and physically.
“As a group we have got to do some soul searching and look at the reasons why we are underperforming. We are learning some tough lessons at the moment.
“We have been competing really well recently but we didn’t compete tonight. The game is difficult enough without things like two sin-binnings. We need to put some performances in and win some rugby games.”
Before the game, Marshall said he was missing around 10 players and that injury list is even worse after their loss to Warrington.
He added: “I don’t think we’d be able to put a team out if we played next week. We are doing it tough but to get beaten at home by 60-odd points is nothing short of shambolic.”