DEC Patton says Warrington Wolves must show their ruthless streak in every game for the rest of the season.

Victory over Huddersfield Giants tomorrow, Friday, will secure The Wire’s place in the Super League semi-finals and keep alive their hopes of a first ever summer-era title.

They moved to the brink of a guaranteed top-four spot with an 80-10 demolition of Hull FC last Thursday – a game in which Patton once again played as an interchange hooker.

The 23-year-old said he could tell his side would win before the game even kicked off but that the challenge now is to replicate their level of performance consistently.

However, the Warrington-born pivot says it feels as though the team is starting to come into its prime.

“We were ruthless, but that’s where we have to be every week now,” he said.

“If we have the opportunity to score some points, we need to. That’s not necessarily by simply throwing the ball around, though.

“We also need to think of things like points difference, which could be very useful if it works in our favour if it’s tight. Every point counts at the minute.

“We’ve done really well to be where we are. We’ve dropped points when we shouldn’t at times, but that’s rugby.

“I feel like we are coming into our prime now and we can hit the back end of the season hard.

“We knew we were going to get a good win against Hull, because we had to.

“We had chats and you could tell by the way we trained we were going to put things right.

“We obviously weren’t expecting to score that many points against a good side, but we knew we were on for a win.

“We all know we fell well short in the Challenge Cup Final.

“It was very upsetting, but to turn it round in a short space of time and put a performance like that in shows the capability we have in the team.”

If Wolves do secure their semi-final spot tomorrow, they will have three Super 8s games still to play before the knockout rugby starts.

Patton says that would be the ideal scenario so they can get into the “finals football” mindset well in advance.

However, he insists The Wire must not look too far ahead against a Huddersfield side who have won 10 of their past 12 games to cling onto hope of snatching their top-four spot.

“I don’t think we can take our feet off the ground because we haven’t done anything yet,” he said.

“Yes, we’ve put a big score on a good team, but our message is to do the same again.

“That’s not necessarily scoring 80 points again, but rather putting in an 80-minute display like we did last week.

“It will be good for us to get it done and dusted on Friday, then we can concentrate on playing a bit of finals football.

“Semi-finals and finals are different games and you need to adjust your mindset.

“If we can seal our place by winning on Friday, it gives us three games to get tuned up for the semis.

“Huddersfield have got threats from everywhere. They have a big pack and lots of strike out wide.

“Danny Brough has proved over the years that he can kick teams to death if given the time. He’s done it to us plenty of times.

“They are playing really well as a team. We have to match that, if not better it.”