Richard Marshall accepts Salford need to find a big improvement by the time they tackle Hull KR in their next Super League game on Friday week, June 11.
The former St Helens assistant coach said his side were “busted mentally and physically” after a “shambolic” display against Warrington.
The in-form Wolves ran in ten tries as they posted a 62-18 win at the AJ Bell Stadium, where the home side were down to eleven players at one stage.
That’s after fullback Morgan Escaré and prop Darcy Lussick were yellow carded for high shots within six minutes of each other in the second half.
To compound Marshall’s problems, they lost Harvey Livett to a leg problem, adding to an injury list which already includes halfback Kevin Brown, versatile Danny Addy and centre Matt Costello.
Salford have just one win from eight league games under Marshall’s command.
“We were way off. Warrington were white hot but we were stone cold,” he said.
“We managed to get ourselves a foothold after a slow start but Warrington were very clinical in their attack. We are busted mentally and physically.
“As a group we have got to do some soul searching and look at the reasons why we are underperforming. We are learning some tough lessons at the moment.
“We have been competing really well recently but we didn’t compete this time.
“The game is difficult enough without things like two sin binnings. We need to put some performances in and win some games.”
Marshall is grateful for a fortnight’s break between games.
“I don’t think we’d be able to put a team out if we played next week. We are doing it tough but to get beaten at home by 60-odd points is nothing short of shambolic,” he added.
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