STEVE Price says every member of his Warrington Wolves side – including himself – needs to take a look at themselves following the defeat to Salford Red Devils.

For the second time this season, the Red Devils capitalised on a desperately poor Wire performance to come away from The Halliwell Jones Stadium with two points.

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The Wire trailed 8-6 after a tight first half but Salford scored three tries within the first 20 minutes of the second half to stretch out to a game-winning lead.

Price branded his side’s performance “filthy” and bemoaned their “lateral” attacking shape that proved easy for Ian Watson’s side to repel.

He also refused to use the late withdrawal of Mike Cooper from his side as an excuse.

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“We need to look at ourselves, myself included,” he said.

“We were filthy. I’m really disappointed.

“I was disappointed with our style of footy. We were way too lateral and sideways.

“We set out to be direct and we weren’t.

“We were missing five England internationals tonight and we had 10 out overall, but that’s no excuse.

“The players we brought in had my utmost confidence that they could execute the game plan but we went away from what we set out to do.

“We created a few opportunities down the right side in the first half but it was our final pass that let us down.”

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Things may well have been different for the hosts had an early call gone their way.

With the game scoreless, Toby King released Josh Charnley down the right wing for what would have been an easy try.

However, referee Chris Kendall ruled the pass was forward and from the resulting Salford set, Ryan Lannon scored their opening try.

“It wasn’t a forward pass. Definitely not,” Price said.

“Maybe our mindset would have been different had we gone 6-0 up, but we’ve still got to be better.

“We still had ample good-ball opportunities to come up with some points.

“It’s easily fixed. We just need to be a little more direct. We’ve got a long turnaround to get it right for Castleford next week.

“We’re not happy with our performance and we’ve got to hold our hands up.”

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