Betts: Returnees helping our cause

Widnes coach Denis Betts says things are looking up after the Vikings made it three wins from their last four games on Thursday.

The Vikings defeated Leigh 36-10 to leapfrog their opponents at the bottom of the Super League table and leave Betts satisfied with his team’s progress.

“We looked more in control – we are starting to get bodies back now and that is obviously helping,” said Betts.

“The kids that aren’t playing in the side now, they have given us the base but we’ve brought more experience in and that’s good for us.

“We are getting half-back partnerships back now – Joe Mellor was good in coming back from a lay-off, Chris Bridge, when he is fit, is a big player for us. We are getting players back from injury and it really does help.

“If we would have had proper combinations this year then who knows? It’s all ifs and buts, but we are getting some quality back. We have Alex Gerrard and Eamon O’Carroll back now too and we need experienced players at this stage of the season.

“You can kill yourself with what-ifs. We’ve lost three games where we were in total control. Wherever we end up we will end up knowing we have players back who are playing well.

“We have got to put in some more good performances. We have enjoyed this last month, three wins from four games.”

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