Super League: Tony Smith felt Warrington were a little scrappy in their win over Wakefield

Last Updated: 10/08/13 6:23pm

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Tony Smith says Warrington weren't at their best

Tony Smith says Warrington weren't at their best

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Warrington boss Tony Smith was not overly impressed with his team's display against Wakefield, despite the fact they secured a 26-14 victory.

Victory took the Wolves to within a point of Super League leaders Huddersfield and they scored six tries but Smith said: "We were a bit scrappy, as was the whole affair. We produced glimpses of nice stuff but not enough for our liking.

"We defended pretty well and conceded an intercept and a try off a kick, which we can live with.

"But we were scrappy with the ball and scrappy with some loose play. I'm not jumping up and down though, because we had to try some new combinations."

"We were scrappy with the ball and scrappy with some loose play. I'm not jumping up and down though, because we had to try some new combinations."
Tony Smith

Warrington are at home to Widnes on Thursday and Smith added: "Hopefully we can turn it round quickly.

"There were not too many stand outs today and not many players punching the air with their performances.

"We weren't quite at our best but hopefully we can finish the season strong."

Pride

It was a fourth loss in a row for Wakefield and coach Richard Agar said: "It's highly, highly unlikely we can make the play-offs now but we still have pride to play for.

"It was a scruffy game and, although we gave ourselves a shout, the best team won.

"They had a bit more speed and power in the middle of the park but I was pleased with our effort and the youngsters will be better for the experience.

"I was disappointed with the validation of a couple of their tries and I don't think Brett Hodgson was anywhere near the ball to score.

"But that wasn't the reason we lost and it's now important we try to finish the season strongly and not limp out."

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