Boss Daryl Powell tells Warrington's players to make him feel confident

DARYL Powell has called on Warrington’s players to make him confident in what they are doing.

The Wolves face Wakefield today in a Challenge Cup repeat of their third straight Super League loss.

And boss Powell wants to be convinced the mindset is right as they aim for a trek to Tottenham.

He said: “From a confidence perspective, lose three games and that gets rattled. It’s about how quickly we can get that back.

“We’ve got to have that durability and handle the tough moments that bit better. That’s been some of the criticism I’ve had of the team over the last few weeks.

“Competitive pressure is something you don’t realise until you start playing but it’s something we want to improve. Motivation-wise, it should be right up there.

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“You work on things with individual players but ultimately it’s a confidence that they’re all doing their jobs effectively.

“We start to find consistency and we’ll be a much more dangerous rugby league team.”

Powell will be without full back Stefan Ratchford for about three weeks after he suffered a shoulder injury in the league loss to Wakefield.

And he feels memories of the Wembley win in 2019 can help them avenge last Saturday’s 38-22 loss.

He added: “The key thing is it’s a separate competition – there’s no pressure of Super League this week but the Challenge Cup is massive to this club.

“The players have that firmly in their minds.”

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