Last Sunday’s defeat at Dewsbury Rams was tough to take.

Everyone at the club was desperately disappointed. We started both halves so well but we invited pressure when for a long spell we lacked composure.

We gave away possession cheaply and compounded that with giving away penalties and Dewsbury took full advantage.

As a result, we are now two points behind the Rams, who have played a game less. However, the season is a long way from being over.

We have to assume that Dewsbury will win their game in hand versus Rochdale and with their superior points difference, I think we will need three wins as a minimum from our remaining seven matches.

In theory, Dewsbury could pick up another and that would mean four wins unless Batley fail to win two.

We have four home fixtures versus Leigh Centurions, York City Knights, Bradford Bulls and Batley Bulldogs with trips to Swinton Lions, Sheffield Eagles and Toronto Wolfpack.

We are likely to be underdogs in every one of those fixtures with the possible exception of Batley, who are still three points above us in the table, but we must start to turn the formbook around, and quickly.

We are now desperate for points in our battle against the drop and we have to play like a desperate team in terms of commitment but not desperate in terms of composure.

I honestly see the four home games as winnable and I also see the trips to Swinton and Sheffield likewise, especially as the trip to Sheffield could come a week before a possible Wembley appearance for them.

Relegation would cause a lot of headaches, especially with budgeting.

I would estimate that we would lose close to £100,000 in central funding by dropping down to League One and it will be inevitable that we will lose some crowd revenue.

I still believe we could put a team on the field to bounce straight back but there would have to be some tough decisions made.

I would imagine that our income streams would be second to no-one in the lower league and I also imagine we would be the best supported team in the league.

I’ve always said that you get the club you deserve and if the worst did come to the worst we would do everything in our power to bounce back at the first time of asking.

We currently have 15 players in our squad already signed for next year on two-year deals and are at advanced stages in talks with some of our biggest names to hopefully add to that total.

We all now need to get behind the club and the team in the next couple of months and do everything possible to conjure up those wins we need.

I honestly feel we could grow as a team with one or two quality additions to add to the current squad, but survival in the Championship is paramount.