WARRINGTON Wolves’ attack was ‘boring’ in the defeat to rivals Widnes Vikings, but Tony Smith insists his side will learn and improve from it.
The defeat brought Wolves’ 10-game winning run to an end and they failed to score a point in the first-half.
But Smith commended Vikings’ performance and believes his side can bounce back from the defeat.
“We were off our best by a long way, having said that I don’t want to take too much away from Widnes,” he said.
“I didn’t think there was too much between the two teams except Widnes took their chances and the opportunities that arose.
“I don’t think we created enough, particularly that first half I thought we were boring the way we attacked and very unlike us.
“We didn’t ask enough questions of our opponents and our opponents were good. Second half I thought we tried a bit harder and created a little bit more.
“I’d like to think my team will respond to that like they usually do, we’ll go away and work a bit harder. We’ll have a bit longer to work this week to fix things up and I’d like to think we’ll learn lots from it.
“We accept defeat at our place, I know lots of clubs don’t and won’t accept it. We do, we learn from it, improve from it and get stronger from it and learn lessons from it so we’ll do that again this week.”
Wolves’ head of coaching and rugby also admits that his side were due an off-day and accepted the defeat.
“We’d just get some pressure on them and we’d relieve that pressure ourselves, I thought Widnes defended really well, particularly their goal line,” added Smith.
“I thought our attack on their goal line was pretty average and we’ll have to do some extra work this next week coming.
“We didn’t deserve to win, our opponents were better than us tonight, they out-enthused us at crucial times.
“I just concentrate on trying to get my team to play well and most weeks we play pretty good stuff, my boys are entitled to have a day were things don’t go our way.
“We accept that and we’ll learn from it, so well done to Widnes.”