Smith downplays Wire win
Warrington Wolves' head coach Tony Smith was unfazed after his side held on to secure a narrow 24-20 victory over Salford on Sunday.
The Wire boss decided to field a relatively weakened side for the clash with the Reds at the Halliwell Jones Stadium, as Lee Briers, Ben Westwood, Brett Hodgson and Chris Bridge were all missing. Warrington may well have had one eye on their Challenge Cup quarter-final with Catalans Dragons in Perpignan next weekend, as they struggled to put away Salford on home soil. Despite a late comeback from the visitors, the Wolves held on for the win and Smith appeared unconcerned by the manner of his team's victory, as they maintained third place in the Super League table. He said: "If they'd have won, they'd have won. Nothing to worry about there. Games sort themselves out. There wasn't a whole lot that could be done about it. "The players hung in there and it was good experience for them and hopefully some of those young guys will learn a lot from it."