Betts: No Leicester City comparisons thanks

Widnes coach Denis Betts isn’t a fan of comparisons with Premier League leaders Leicester City and says the Vikings haven’t set a ceiling on what they can achieve this year.

Widnes remain top of Super League after thrashing Hull FC last night. The Vikings have five wins from six games.

Leicester City, who were almost relegated last season, are five points clear at the top of the Premier League.

Betts was asked last night about comparisons with the Foxes.

“I don’t enjoy that. I’m probably looking a bit older than Claudio Raineri at the moment,” he joked with Sky.

“It’s a nice comparison with how they’ve gone. We’ve got a great belief in ourselves and we’ve not set a ceiling on what we can achieve, we never have. We’ll turn out week in week out and we’ll just do the best we can.”

Betts was particularly pleased with the Vikings’ defence and the match they matched Hull FC in the middle.

“It’s the same when we played Leeds here, we’ve got the ability to score points, we’ve got real attacking threat,” he said.

“We’ve got real purpose in what we do with the ball. They’ve only scored six points. They’ve got a big side today and they came after us early. I thought our bench was great. We knew it would take us time, we knew we had to stay in the fight.

“We did that and we came through the other side…with flying colours.

“Our wingers are benefitting. We’re laying a really good platform through the middle.”

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