27 Jun 2011

Cleary not worried just yet

7:29 am on 27 June 2011

The Warriors coach Ivan Cleary insists it's not time to hit the panic button just yet despite the Auckland based side slipping out of the NRL top eight on the back of their fourth consecutive loss.

Yesterday's 16-8 loss to the table topping Storm at Mt Smart Stadium drops the Warriors to ninth behind the Wests Tigers and poses some serious questions about the Aucklanders' ability's to qualify for the playoffs after a glut of errors handed Melbourne a host of scoring opportunities.

Cleary concedes his side will fall far short of the top eight if they continue to turnover as much ball as they did against the Storm but says there were plenty of positives from yesterday's performance.