DARYL Powell says he is happy to meet with frustrated Warrington Wolves fans who have been critical of the club’s performances.

He also called on the club as a whole to “pull together” to help them through their current malaise.

The Wire have come under intense criticism for a poor season that sees them sit ninth in the Super League table.

At the last home game, the team were loudly booed off the field having lost 40-4 to Leeds Rhinos and more were heard following the 30-24 defeat at Wakefield Trinity last time out.

Earlier in the season following the away defeat to Hull KR, Powell expressed a desire to meet with fans to explain how he intended to turn the club’s fortunes around, and he met with a group of supporters in an official capacity last week.

While he says he must follow the club’s lead on any organised meeting, the head coach insists he remains open to discussions.

“I mentioned that after the Hull KR game and I haven’t got any problem with it,” he said.

“The club are advising me on where should meet fans and I’m open to talking to anybody. I’m walking around talking to fans all the time.

“I did say to the guys I met the other day that if you’re frustrated, I understand that but you want to spend 10 minutes in my head as I’m frustrated.

“I’m a winner and we’ve got a whole heap of winners at the club, but we’re not winning at the moment so we’re edgy and nervous.

“We want to do well for the fans and as a coach, I want to do the very best for the club and town I’m representing as head coach.

“At the moment, it’s not happening but the will and the desire to make that happen is there 100 per cent.

“While I understand why people are booing the team, it doesn’t help. We need to pull together as a club because it’s still there for us.

“In the Wakefield game, I thought the players worked really hard and I thought we worked exceptionally hard against St Helens.

“We got rattled against Leeds and we don’t want those performances.

“I understand the frustration but I think we need to put it to one side and support each other. I’m here to make this club proud of me, the players and everything it stands for.

“I understand people will say that’s not possible at the moment, but we’ve got to make it possible.

“The atmosphere the fans created against Saints was electric, and what we’ve got to do as a playing group is help the fans create that kind of atmosphere.

“That drives performance – that’s what really helps players be vibrant and to run out on that field thinking “right, let’s go.”

“It’s a bit like the chicken and the egg in terms of what comes first, but I think if we can get that vibrant feeling in the place we can really start having a crack.

“We’ve got to stick together, drive our performances and make people proud of what we’re doing.”