Daryl Clark believes Warrington can’t get carried away by the exciting nature of this year’s competition.
The Wolves are top of Super League but are just four points ahead of sixth-placed St Helens in what is currently a very tight league ladder.
Defeat to Saints last week saw Warrington miss out on the opportunity to extend their lead at the top, which has heightened the importance of Friday’s clash with Super League’s bottom team Huddersfield.
“With it being so close at the top we’re raring to go and keen to get back to winning ways,” Clark said. “There’s two or four points between the top six, so one or two points can swing it either way, so over two or three weeks you can be up or down the league. It’s the tightest I think I’ve ever seen it. It’s exciting to be in and amongst that, but we have to focus on ourselves.
“The standard is the strongest it has been for a while. There’s a lot of young lads dotted around that are starting to make a name for themselves, and that is good for the sport.”
Numerous inquests have taken place following Huddersfield’s horrendous start to the year, although nobody has found the answer as of yet. However, Clark is of the opinion that the Giants will turn it around soon.
“The games we’ve watched as a group and the ones I’ve watched myself, they’ve not been too bad. They’ve been pretty unlucky in some ways and hopefully that continues on Friday, but I’m sure they are going to turn it around. If you look at their team they have some very good players. I know a lot of teams have got stronger, but I think they have too, it’s just that some things aren’t working at the moment.”