Betts demands Widnes find their killer instinct

Widnes chief Denis Betts believes his side need to take their chances more often if they are to succeed this year.

The Vikings have squandered a number of opportunities in narrow defeats over recent months, much to the frustration of Betts.

It was a similar scenario last week, with Widnes enjoying spells of dominance against league leaders Hull FC but failing to capitalise while they were on the front foot.

They ultimately lost that game 30-10, much to Betts’ frustration.

“We should have got ourselves into a better lead than we did early on,” Betts told the Liverpool Echo.

“I thought at first look Charly Ruinciman got the ball down over the Hull line, but he didn’t. They did well to get back and get under him.

“We also went close when Joe Mellor’s kick into their in-goal caused chaos; we could easily have scored two more tries before they got going.

“This is the battle we’re having with ourselves at the moment – if a couple more things stick it will look a bit different.”

Widnes will be without Stefan Marsh for the next four weeks after he suffered a hamstring tear in defeat to Lee Radford’s Airlie Birds.