Successive defeats to begin the NRL season have not dented Andrew McFadden's belief in himself and the Warriors.

McFadden was answering fans' criticism about losses to the Tigers and Broncos which have revved up the early-season calls for a coaching change.

"I don't waver here. I am really determined and I am very confident with what we are doing," McFadden told the Crowd Goes Wild Breakfast this morning.

"The pressure of being a coach is all part of the job so it is something I am more than willing to walk into."


The game with the Broncos was strong on quality and very physical and both sides struggled to break down the other until the Warriors lost two outside backs to injury.

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"They took advantage with two quick tries and we couldn't peg them back, they were too good."

McFadden defended the Warriors' fitness and said the injuries hurt their interchange roster.

"Both teams were gassed in the first half if you look at them. They got some momentum in the second half and took advantage of it. At the end of the game most of our guys were pretty exhausted."

He was prepared for a week of mounting pressure as the Warriors prepared to host the Storm. The squad had to work hard and focus on what needed doing.

"There was a lot to like about our performance against Brisbane at the weekend," he said.

"They were at full strength, they couldn't have been any more full strength than they were. It was a high quality game and they only just got over us in the last 15 minutes.

"We will get a lot of confidence out of that and if we had played a lot of most other teams we would have rolled over the top of them," McFadden declared.

Patterns were still a little disjointed and players like Isaac Luke and Shaun Johnson would continue to improve as combinations gelled further under match pressure.

Johnson did not run the ball as much as the coaching staff wanted but those instincts would develop along with the team confidence.

The effort was consistent against the Broncos but the team performance had to be more co-ordinated. McFadden said his side need to slug out a result to give them the impetus they needed.