Widnes coach Denis Betts says every game is now turning into a cup final for the Vikings after they fell to Hull KR 24-10.
Widnes have now lost seven games straight in Super League, dropping from the top of the table to eighth place.
“We need a win,” Betts admitted after the game.
“It doesn’t have to even be a good win, it just needs to be a win at the moment.
“Every week now turns into a cup final for us. We’ve got to get moving again, we’ve got to get winning. We’re going to put ourselves in a really tough position unless we do.”
Betts rued his team not taking their chances presented to them to win the match against the Robins.
“We’re lacking a bit of killer instinct with the ball,” he said.
“We did some real good stuff today. We lacked a little bit composure ourselves.
“I thought Albert Kelly was the difference today. He was outstanding.
“I’m disappointed with the score, I’m disappointed with losing the game. I feel for the players because there was a massive amount of effort there defensively.”
The Vikings take on Salford this Saturday at Magic Weekend.