Warrington Wolves assistant coach Richard Agar says the team have been training with more freedom given their situation in the league, and says the team are determined to finish on a high irrespective of their dwindling top four hopes.
The Wolves can be mathematically ruled out of the race for the four this weekend should results go against them, but Agar insists that a poor finish could linger over the players heading into next year, which makes it vital they go out with a bang.
When asked if he thought the situation would enable the Wolves to play more freely, he said: “I think it’s a fair point. We’ve trained that way; to say we need to have a better crack with the ball and back ourselves a little bit more and offload more.
“We need to try not get bogged down and that’s been a focus of ours. We want to play with a smile on our faces.
“It’s a long old off-season and you don’t want to carry a feeling of finishing on a negative for two or three months. It can carry over and make people jittery at the start of next season.”
Agar also added that he is certain the players have the attitude and ability to produce the goods in the final four weeks of the Super 8s.
“There’s been no talk of that though and we’ve spelled it out that the cue on the rack attitude will not be tolerated by anyone, whether they’re staying or going. We know to turn around our form will be a big effort – we’re suffering from a fair amount of injuries still – but we think we’ve got the personnel and the attitude to turn it around.”