WIDNES Vikings boss Kieron Purtill says his side will have to up their game massively when runaway Championship leaders Toronto Wolfpack come to town on Sunday.

After a heavy defeat at Halifax on Sunday, Vikings entertain high-flying Canadian-based outfit at the Halton Stadium (5.35pm).

And the players’ ears will still be ringing from the home truths that were delivered to them at the Shay.

He said: “We have to step up massively for Toronto.

They are top of the table and have been cruising for most of the year.

“They have got a good bunch of players and they play a fine brand of rugby.

“It is going to be a really difficult game.

“The wins are important to us but the performances are just as important - and we need to perform better than we did last week.”

In team news Vikings will have on-loan Warrington player Ellis Robson available and there is a chance for Ryan Ince, with Purtill declaring that they are “not far off having everyone back.”

With Vikings in 11th, they still do need to string some wins together to pull away from the bottom end of the table.

But they will have to do much better than last week at Halifax.

Purtill said: “I was very disappointing and I have given the players some brutal honesty.

“We are coming up with basic errors. What we are doing at the moment is not good enough and if we think that is acceptable we need to find another job.”

The club will be hosting an event in the Marquee Suite in the West Stand, with fun, games and a party atmosphere all on the agenda pre-game.

Tracey Glendinning, Commercial Director at Widnes Vikings, said: “We have a lot of fun and games for the children to enjoy, along with the carnival in the West Stand for people of all ages to come and end

“We hope we can get numbers down there, enjoying themselves, before taking in our clash against the Wolfpack!”