Warrington and England prop Chris Hill insists his side always had belief they were going to turn their season around after a poor start to the campaign.
Alarm bells rang after the first handful of rounds returned minimal points, but Tony Smith’s men have finally found form, and their recent run of four wins in a row – culminating with a thrashing of table-toppers Leeds Rhinos last week – has seen them surge into fifth spot, just six points off the lead.
“We’d been building up to a performance like that and there’s nothing better than taking out the league leaders,” he told the Warrington Guardian.
“A fortnight earlier we beat St Helens and I think we’re getting a bit of momentum. I know that the halfway point of the season is late but we’re getting it together now. We’re getting our plays right and our timing.
“The start of the season was hit and miss but I knew it would turn round because of the quality of players in varied positions. We’ve been working hard. We’re all buying into what we believe in and when we get injured players back it will be a boost again.
“Everyone knows they need to play well because when people start coming back their positions will be lost if they’re not performing. I think that’s what’s been keeping us going over the past four to five games.”