Whitehaven head coach James Coyle is remaining upbeat, despite his team’s weekend defeat to Leigh.
Haven were 30-6 down at half-time, but showed some second half guts to keep the final score to 46-16.
“When you’re playing someone like Leigh you’re not going to break them every time you’re on their line because their defence is so good,” Coyle told Cumbrian newspaper the News & Star.
“I would expect that you would have to throw a lot of shapes at Leigh to break them down.
“We put some points on the board in the second half and it’s good for the boys’ confidence.
“You can see when we do throw shapes it does work and I’d back ourselves to challenge anybody in this league.
“There are a lot of positives to take out of the game.
“We did a lot of things right. There were definitely things we did wrong but we can look at the positives and try and improve our mistakes and be better for what we did yesterday.”