The Lions were promoted to the game’s second tier in 2012 finishing in eighth place in a season which finished below expectations.
“The Championship is already a tough competition and it’s about to get tougher,” said Swinton’s assistant player coach.
“Featherstone have strengthened, Leigh have strengthened and the four clubs that have come up will have something to prove.
“There is no doubt that the competition is getting stronger every year.”
The Lions are hoping to make key squad announcements in late January but Watson is aware that, as it stands, they need to strengthen
“We need to add some quality if we are going to compete.”