They’re flying high at the top of Super League heading out of the hectic Easter period – but Warrington Wolves coach Tony Smith is refusing to get carried away about his side just yet.
In fact, Smith offered a sombre opinion of how he thinks his side have done in the opening nine weeks of the season, which have seen them pick up just eight wins and just a solitary defeat.
They face St Helens on Friday night looking to make it nine wins from ten, but Smith simply said his side have been “okay” – and they’re refusing to get carried away by their lofty position at the top of the table.
“We don’t talk about it,” he said. “We’re aware of where we’re sitting but we want to improve on each performance.
“The next few weeks after Easter is always the challenging bit for everybody. It’s where you can really start to put some form on the board and be consistent. We’ve been okay so far without being satisfied.”
The Saints arrive in Warrington on Friday looking for a sixth successive win at the Halliwell Jones Stadium, but their form in 2016 has been much more mixed.
They sit sixth on the table following defeat to Hull FC last Friday, yet despite some serious injury problems for Keiron Cunningham and his troops, Smith is refusing to underestimate a side who always seem to produce their best form for these games.
“It’s a Saints-Warrington game and they grow a leg against us,” Smith acknowledges. They had a hoodoo over us for some years, thankfully we got over that and we’ve been able to show that we can more than hold our own at times.
“We’re expecting another tough game. There’s talk of them not being in their best form but they’re sitting on 10 points and they’ve been winning enough games.
“They’ve got some terrific players and we won’t underestimate them at all.”