Captain’s Column: Looking to cause a shock at Warrington

CAPTAIN'S COLUMN: Danny Kirmond.
CAPTAIN'S COLUMN: Danny Kirmond.

Everyone was disappointed with the way things went against Bradford on Sunday, it leaves us with a tough job of getting into the top-eight.

I actually thought we played quite well but there were a few silly lapses there that cost us.

We weren’t ruthless enough and we’ve failed to finish a team off again.

It was a similar story in the games against Leeds and to come away from those games with no points was really disappointing for us.

Now we go to Warrington and although it’s a vital game if we want to keep going for the play-offs, it’s one that nobody will really expect us to get anything from.

The pressure will be off us a bit in that respect so hopefully we can shock a few people and give ourselves a big boost going into the last few games.

Warrington will need the win to finish as high up the table as possible but we’ll be well prepared.

We know we don’t need a big overhaul in how we’re playing. It’s frustrating to lose out by just a few points like we have been doing but it shows we’re not too far away, that’s what we’ve been focusing on in training this week.

Morale has been a bit low but that’s expected after suffering the defeats we have recently.

As captain it’s my job to help keep heads up. It’s obviously a bit harder after a few defeats but it’s part of the job.

It’s also my job, along with the other senior lads, to help some of the younger lads such as Liam Kay and Bobbie Goulding who’ve been included in the 19-man squad.

I was nervous when I made my first team debut so I know how they’ll feel, but they’re both confident lads and they’ll be looking forward to it.

It was nice to see Paul Sykes get his new one-year deal these week. It shows how much we’ve missed him in recent matches and it’s another core member of the squad signed up.

Off the pitch, Kyle Amor took on a Man vs. Food challenge this week - and he won.

All I can say is that if anyone wants to see what a Great White shark looks like when it’s eating - just look at Kyle!

We’re all going go-karting at a local track on Monday as a bit of a team outing which we’re all looking forward to. Some more than others, some are really fancying their chances so it should be a good day.

- Danny.