But the former Salford coach is still far from happy, brandishing last week’s performance as “atrocious” as he prepares for this week’s “massive” derby.
Veivers said: “Town v Haven is a massive game for the fans of both Town and Haven.
“They are all ferocious (games) and have a lot of standing in the eyes of the supporters.”
Veivers has a number of fitness checks to make after last week’s clash, while Whitehaven coach Dave Woods remains in confident mood – despite his side dropping to 10th in the table.
Woods said: “We’ll work hard and we’ll be positive when we go there.
“They’re going great, they’ve won six straight now and they’re performing very, very well, but we’ve got nothing to fear.”