Leeds’ forward Adam Cuthbertson wants the Rhinos to be more ruthless when they face Leigh at Headingley on Friday.
Monday’s 28-20 loss at Widnes was Leeds’ fifth defeat to a team in the bottom six of the Super League this season and Cuthbertson admits that record needs to improve.
“I hadn’t really considered it until after Monday’s game – we spoke about it then and said we’ve got Leigh coming up this week and we are going to have to pull our fingers out and get back to training and work hard and do what’s right,” he told the Yorkshire Evening Post.
“We have to win at all costs really. We’ve been knocked off by a couple of teams at the bottom of the table, then we get up so easily for the teams at the top of the table. It’s just about working hard.
“If it’s any consolation, we have been bouncing back really well and showing we can find some form after a loss.
“Hopefully we can break the trend of losing to the bottom of the table and keep the trend of playing good footy. We are still in a good position, but it’s tough when you lose games like Monday’s.
“The biggest part of it is you don’t want to be getting to the Super 8s and chasing points. We just need to win the ones against the teams at the bottom.
“We need to be a bit more professional and go out with a bit more of a better attitude to these sorts of games. We’ve really got to put the foot to the throat and have that sort of mentality.”