Betts looking for solid reaction at Wigan

Widnes coach Denis Betts wants to see a positive reaction from his team when they make the short trip to Wigan on Wednesday evening.

The Vikings were hammered 56-6 at home by Hull FC at the weekend, but Betts is certain that he knows the answer to the problem.

He wants his men to be focused on their roles, and to relax rather than panic at crucial times.

“It’s a good game to have, really, because the expectation drops,” he said.

“We know it’s going to be tough for us, we know we’re going to have to go there and we’ve got to play.

“I think it’s going to be a real good night. If we go there with the right knd of attitude and put in a solid performance, then that’s what I’m after more than anything else.

“We just need to relax, start doing the work, and understand our jobs and our roles.

“There’s nothing to panic about, we’re not changing anything, we’re not doing anything different, we’re just trying to get some consistency and confidence back in the team.”

Betts did admit that the sheer magnitude of the scoreline against Hull did surprise him.

“I don’t think you can ever see something like that sneaking up on you,” he said.

“If I’m honest about it, I was pretty confident going into the game, as I am most weeks.

“But I thought that we wouldn’t get beat by 50 odd points, especially at home at this time of year.

“It’s a tough performance from us, and something that we need a reaction to.

“If you can choose any game to react well to, and know that your focus is good, and has got to get better, it’s a Wigan game.”

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