Widnes coach Denis Betts has insisted that his team are not giving up on their hunt for a top eight spot, despite a poor defeat at Hull KR last weekend.
Betts has acknowledged that there were many things wrong with that performance, but feels that his team still have plenty to offer, with Huddersfield visiting the Vikings this weekend.
“We know that we’ve got to get things right, and we’re not far off,” he said.
“It’s really easy to be all doom and gloom.
“We didn’t play well at the weekend. We lacked some composure and we lacked the ability to build pressure.
“Our discipline was poor and we gave away penalties too easily.
“There’s things which are easy to fix, and our attitude throughout the year has been really strong.
“We’re not giving up the ghost.”
Betts is also well aware that Huddersfield are a determined side with plenty of good players, who enjoyed a tough win over Warrington last week.
“They’re a good side, they’ve been in the top half of the table for the last few years,” he said.
“They’ve been competing, they’ve won the League Leaders Shield in the last two or three years.
“They know that it’s the business end of the year, and they’re putting some wins together.
“They’re coming in full of confidence and they’ve got some good players in their team.
“We know it’s a big challenge.”