FORMER Warrington Wolves captain Adrian Morley was as disappointed as anybody by what he saw against Leeds Rhinos on Thursday night.

However, he does not believe head coach Daryl Powell is fighting to save his job following his side’s alarming dip in form.

The iconic prop, who led The Wire to three Challenge Cup wins in 2009, 2010 and 2012, was part of Sky Sports’ punditry team for the clash with another of his former sides.

And at full time, he delivered his assessment of where Warrington find themselves having lost five of their past six games in all competitions.

“They look like a team very, very low on confidence. They need a boost and they need something quick,” he said.

“I’m not sure how long George Williams is out for he’s been fantastic for Warrington Wolves and the sooner he gets back, the better.

“They were poor tonight – I don’t think Leeds were fantastic by any means but they were a bit more desperate than Warrington and were worthy winners.

“We look back to last year and he (Powell) had a full season like that and even though this season started great, there possibly is a bit of a hangover from last season which is rearing its ugly head.

“He needs to stamp it out and given how they played at the start of the year, there’s no reason why they can’t.

“They need a bit of confidence as they look like a team lacking in confidence. With the ball in hand, they didn’t pose many threats to the Leeds Rhinos.

“It’s not to say they can’t turn it around, but its sad to see Daryl looking down in the dumps.

“Winning was a habit at the start of the season, but losing can become one as well.”

After his side were booed off the field by angry supporters, Powell sat almost motionless in the North Stand coaching box for almost 15 minutes before eventually coming down to fulfil his media commitments.

Support for the head coach among the fan base appears to be dwindling fast but Morley believes Warrington’s eight-game winning start to the season has earned him credit.

“I don’t think he’s under pressure for his job,” he said. I think the start to the season will give him a bit of grace and time, but they should be doing better and he knows that.

“It’s a case of him turning it around and they can do, but it’s going to be a tough job.”