Wakefield coach James Webster said his struggling squad had to “suck it up” after their 80-0 hammering by Warrington left them rooted to the foot of the Super League table.
The embarrassing loss on Saturday (Sunday AEST) was the Yorkshire club’s eighth successive league defeat and Webster admitted a lack of squad depth was costing them dearly.
“This club has found it really hard over the last three years for any type of early turnarounds between games. Over six weeks now we haven’t had a seven-day turnaround and we find it hard to find some energy,” Webster said.
“I hate looking for excuses but over the last month I think we have spent around two hours as a team training together, for the simple reason I don’t have enough people to fulfil training. There are no ifs and buts about that — I just don’t have enough players.
Warrington ran in 14 tries as they ended a four-game losing streak in emphatic fashion but coach Tony Smith said: “We are not going to get carried away.
“I feel for our opponents…They’ve been battered to pillar to post and are down to the bare bones and it’s tough to keep picking yourself off the ground unless you’ve got a strong outfit.”