DEON Cross believes Barrow Raiders do not need to change much to get back to winning ways in the Betfred Championship.

The Raiders could hardly have asked for a better start to the 2019 season, scoring their first win away to Batley Bulldogs in 18 years at the beginning of February.

But points have proven hard to come by since then, with the closest they have come to getting that elusive second win being a draw at home to the division's other Heavy Woollen District team, Dewsbury Rams.

A defeat in the last round of the Coral Challenge Cup meant the Raiders were without a game over the weekend and centre Cross and his team-mates are well-aware of the areas they need to improve in for results to start picking up.

"Especially against Batley, we started off like we'd been playing together for well over a year," said Cross.

"We had a really good pre-season and then just a couple of results haven't gone our way. But we're just sticking in there and hopefully we can get a win sometime soon.

"It's just the one-percenters and those little silly penalties costing us the game.

"We get into the grind, get a few tries and then let the team back in, so we've just got to try to fix that up."

The Easter double-header against Toronto Wolfpack and Bradford Bulls has thrown up two games where the Raiders know any unforced slips will be punished.

But while few pundits may give them a chance against the full-time Canadians or the Bulls, Barrow will be going into those games encouraged by their display at Leigh Centurions in their previous match.

Cross was among those Raiders players who finished for an eye-catching try in the 46-30 defeat, going 90 metres on an interception, and is in no doubt there were plenty of good signs in the game.

"Cresta said on Tuesday at training there are lots of positives and we really stuck in until the end," said Cross.

"That was the main focus, not to give up, not let our heads go down and stick to the grind.

"Not many teams go to Leigh and put in a performance where you score 30 points against them. They're a really tough team at home and away, but I thought we did really well."

n BARROW Raiders are taking bookings for the supporters coach travelling to the Betfred Championship game away to Bradford Bulls on Easter Monday, April 22.

The coach leaves Walney Promenade at 10am and the cost is £15 per seat. Contact the Scott Street office to book a place on 01229 820273.