WIDNES Vikings’ boss Denis Betts believes his team now has the chance to right some wrongs in the Qualifiers after a disappointing campaign so far.

Vikings’ derby defeat at Warrington, combined with Leigh’s surprise win over high-flying Salford, saw them finish the regular Super League campaign in the wooden spoon position.

After a blank weekend, Vikings will tackle a seven-game middle 8s series which will determine whether they will retain their Super League status.

The bottom four clubs of Super League will play-off against the leading quartet of Championship clubs.

After seven rounds, the top three return to Super League for 2018, while the teams finishing fourth and fifth will play off in the Million pound game to determine the final qualifier.

Vikings will kick off at home Warrington on August 4.

Their other homes are Featherstone Rovers and London Broncos.

They face Hull KR, Catalans Dragons, Leigh and Halifax on their travels.

The games at Leigh (3 September) and Hull KR (10 September) are huge ones.

They finish the eights at Catalans on 23 September.

Betts said: “We now have a break and then have seven games in a mini-season.

“This gives us the chance to right a couple of wrongs when we feel we have let ourselves down by losing close games.”

The final of those game that went begging was the derby at Warrington, with Vikings dropping off in the second half.

Betts said: “Overall I’m disappointed we didn’t stay in the fight.

"You want to win these games and be successful moving forward but you want to respect the process that is going to keep us in Super League which we failed to do in the second half.

“We were patchy again.

"It was a great 40 minutes and we probably could have asked a few more questions with some of our kicks but we were solid which we haven’t been over the last couple of weeks.

“We just failed to apply the pressure when we had the ball in the second half, we dropped the ball twice on their line and gave a penalty away and didn’t really get back into the game."