Smith: We'll be on our game
Warrington are determined not to be caught out a second time when lowly Salford visit the Halliwell Jones Stadium on Sunday.
The Wolves suffered a shock 18-16 defeat in the corresponding fixture in 2011, their only loss in the second half of the regular season, and winger Joel Monaghan says the memory is still painful.
"They embarrassed us," he said. "In the last couple of weeks they've obviously struggled so they'll be desperate for a win but we're desperate to keep the momentum going that we've created over the last few weeks."
The Reds, who went out of the Challenge Cup at the hands of Leeds last Sunday, have lost their last four league matches but Warrington coach Tony Smith believes they are a better side this year than when they beat them last June.
"They played well that day and deserved their win," Smith said. "They're capable of that.
"I think they're a better team this year than last year. They play more rugby league and have some tryscoring ability, which makes them a real threat.
"We are going to have to be on our game. They are capable of upsetting any team in the competition."
One of the Salford danger men pinpointed by Monaghan is his fellow Australian threequarter Joel Moon, who has made a big impact in his first season in Super League.
"He's been one of the buys of the year," Monaghan said. "When I was at Canberra we were trying to get him there. He's a good young player.
"A lot of their attack is based around him. He's skilful with great feet, definitely one to watch."
Moon has recovered from the hand problem that disrupted his early matches but Salford are still without their other major close-season recruit, forward Shannon McPherson.
"He's been outstanding," admitted Reds director of football Steve Simms. "He's one of the finds of the season but we've got to battle on without him."