Featherstone will go out all guns blazing against Swinton on Wednesday as they look to cement their place in the Championship top four.
A victory would move Fev one point behind London Broncos ahead of Sunday’s clash between the two teams and head coach Jon Sharp admits defeat against the Lions is out of the question.
“We’ve got to win – it is a must-win game for us,” he told the club’s official website. “It is as tight as a drum and there’s no margin for error.
“There’s probably four teams going for three spots in the top-four – behind Hull KR – and they are all winning.
“We’ve got to keep going and if we beat Swinton we’ll go above Toulouse into third so it’s a big one. I am going to pick my strongest team because we can’t afford to slip up and we’ve got to score some points.
“If we take our eye off the Swinton game we will get beaten. They are a very good attacking team and they challenge you a lot.
“They’ve had nine days to prepare so they will be ready and looking forward to it, but we are as well.”