Wolves hope tough training pays off

Warrington’s Ryan Atkins believes Friday’s clash with St Helens is the perfect fixture to put banish memories of last weekend’s disappointment at Hull.

The Wolves’ five-game winning streak was ended as the Arlie Birds raced to a 34-10 victory, but Atkins is confident the team will produce a much-improved performance against the Saints.

“We’ve been working on a lot of things – there are many areas in which we haven’t been good enough,” he told the Warrington Guardian.

“Last week, we were missing too many tackles, making poor one-on-one reads and we weren’t physically or mentally strong enough.

“It was the end of a very hectic schedule. We’d had a great Easter, but it was always going to affect us. We’re very disappointed, it was a very poor performance especially from myself.

“I set myself higher standards than that, so I’m a bit frustrated with how I played. We were way off at Hull in a lot of areas. We know that, we know we lost the battle mentally.

“They were in the same boat as us and had played the same amount of games and had injuries like we did. We’ve had to have a good look at ourselves. It’s been tough in training, but we’ve bought into it.

“We want to put right a few wrongs on Friday – we’ve put the Hull game to bed.”

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