The Galpharm chief answers the questions put by RL writer Chris Roberts
How concerned are you with the form of the team right now?
It isn’t good, is it?
But all teams go through a dip at some stage. No-one maintains great form for the whole year, it just doesn’t happen.
And that’s where we find ourselves at the moment.
The difference is the sides that finish in the top four win some of their games during this period, they just don’t narrowly lose them.
Earlier in the year, there were a couple of games where we didn’t play great, but just did enough to win.
Against Salford that obviously didn’t happen, which was clearly bitterly disappointing.
So it’s vital we dig in and start turning those losses into wins again, because when you do that your confidence grows and things can quickly turn around.
What exactly did you feel went wrong against Salford?
There were clearly a number of things that were a cause for concern, but I don't think we’ve put a really good game of footy together for three or four weeks now.
We’ve definitely been down a fraction as a team and we’ve got a number of blokes who aren’t playing consistently well. They’re just playing well in patches, which happens.
And I’d have been saying this if we'd won by two points or lost by two.
Some of the tries we conceded against Salford were down to skill by the opposition, but our right edge had a tough day at the office, so we’re going to need to work hard to fix that up.
But while we know there were a number of areas where we let ourselves down, we also have to give some credit to the opposition.
With the quality of the players they have in their side they will hurt you if you let them play, and that's exactly what we did. It was no good having such a good bench as we did at the weekend if they’re going to have to spend their time when they come on having to defend, because we keep giving the opposition the ball back!
We had a number of blokes who wanted to referee the game as opposed to concentrating on doing their job right. Then people wanted to blame other people, which is something that can happen when you don't play well.
In the second half, I knew we’d score enough points to win the game. I was very comfortable about that.
But then we needed to be disciplined and defend well. We did neither.
Every time we worked hard in attack and gave them the ball back on their tryline, we were penalised, which was right. Then we couldn’t defend our line.
It was just so disappointing.