Head coach Paul Crarey believes it is too early to start writing Barrow Raiders off, despite the calamitous nature of their 40-26 defeat against fellow struggles Dewsbury Rams last Sunday.

The Raiders collectively lost their heads in the final half an hour at the Tetley's Stadium, compounding individual errors with some poor discipline, which eventually led to them wilting under mounting Dewsbury pressure.

It has left them with something of a mountain to climb in the battle against relegation from the Betfred Championship, as they are now two points behind the third-from-bottom Rams, who have played a game less.

The fact that their game in hand is against the surely-doomed Rochdale Hornets means Sunday's home clash against Leigh Centurions has assumed even more significance.

Barrow did, however, produce an excellent performance in their recent 19-18 1895 Cup quarter final defeat against the same opponents two weeks ago and Crarey wants to see the same spirit they showed in that game, as well as the recent wins against Halifax and Featherstone.

He said: "There's a lot of football left to play. They're two points ahead now and they've got to go to Rochdale and we've got Batley at home, we've got Swinton away and they're the games where we need to pick up points.

"We've spoken about how we beat Featherstone, Halifax and Bradford and teams like that.

"There's nothing we can't do, so long as we look after ourselves and stick to our processes and keep within that box - once we go outside of that box, we become ordinary and become ill-disciplined and we look a shadow of what we are capable of doing.

"We've got to look at that and they've got to look at themselves as individuals because it's difficult to change that as a coach, your attitude to defending and all them little things.

"We've got to get them right and, like I said, there's a long way to go and we're scrapping hard."