WIDNES Vikings travel to Huddersfield on Friday night resigned to being in the scrap in the Qualifiers but still keen to climb a spot on the table and into the next phase ticking over smoothly.

Having endured a tough physical game against an abrasive Wigan unit on Sunday, the short turnaround will test Vikings against a side still desperate for points to consolidate their top eight spot.

But Vikings boss Denis Betts still has designs on securing points to climb to 10th which would give the club an extra home game in the qualifiers.

Betts said: “We are looking to climb and are still two wins away from going ahead of Warrington – with three games left it might push us into 10th.

“We have just got to keep our nerve and get players playing week-in week-out.

“When you play a team like Wigan it is brutal and we have some sore bodies on four-day turnaround.

“We are using pool, massage and ice baths to get the team ready for Huddersfield.

“We have to dust ourselves down, pick ourselves up and go there with a side that will give us a performance.”

Giants have been going well in recent weeks and have climbed up into the top eight but will be keen to secure their Super League status with a win on Friday.

Betts understands how much of a threat Rick Stone’s men will provide, adding: “It is a huge game for Huddersfield.

“They have been going well. They have found that bit of consistency in the last few weeks with Danny Brough playing well and finding consistency, as are good players like Ukuma Ta’ai and Sebastine Ikahihifo.

“Ryan Hinchcliffe has been outstanding and Kruise Leeming has been one of their stand out players.

“Leeming is dangerous out of dummy half, strong with a good passing game.”

Friday’s game kicks off at 8pm.