WARRINGTON head coach Tony Smith insists the best is yet to come from his in-form double-chasing side.
The Challenge Cup holders are within 80 minutes of making a return to Wembley and have closed the gap on Engage Super League leaders Wigan to just two points after beating them at the DW Stadium last Friday.
That was the Wolves’ seventh win from their last eight matches and they will aim to maintain the pressure on the Warriors when they take on Catalans Dragons in Perpignan on Saturday – three weeks before the teams meet in the Cup semi-final.
“It’s been a journey this year about becoming a better team,” said Smith, who went full-time at the Halliwell Jones Stadium after quitting his job as England head coach last November.
“We don’t feel satisfied yet.
“I don’t think we’re at our peak yet by far.
“ Hopefully, we can do that as the season goes on.
“There are areas where we need to get better.”
Smith is set to name an unchanged team after emerging unscathed from their 23-16 victory over Wigan.
Only hooker Micky Higham and centre Chris Bridge remain on the club’s injury list and Smith believes they are beginning to reap the rewards for investing in a new training centre and backroom staff.
“We’re in good shape and that’s testimony to the physical conditioning,” he said.