I attended an RFL meeting last week and the key message that came from it is that the RFL want to help the clubs who are helping to grow the game.

There will be a greater central distribution for those clubs that are growing crowds, engaging with the community, helping to create an environment based on inclusion and diversity but also running their financial affairs in a responsible way.

Thankfully, we have been doing some fantastic work in the community with our schools and community liaison officer, Siona Hartley, together with our three Papua New Guinea stars; Wartovo Puara, Stargroth Amean and Willie Minoga.

We have visited numerous primary and secondary schools since they have arrived and have involved them in coaching sessions as well as cultural talks and also invited them as our guests for the match day experience.

We have also opened our doors to girls and ladies who want to get involved in the game and have created partnerships with charities; most notably MIND and Cancercare.

The vision for the club is clear that we must become a club at the heart of the community.

We have to become inclusive and we have to welcome as many people as possible through the gates of Craven Park.

I see the role of the community officer expanding and more than paying for itself through increased RFL revenue together with grants and sponsorship that become so much more accessible when you become a community-focused club.

On the field, things got tougher still last Sunday with the defeat at home to Leigh Centurions and the draws for Swinton Lions and Batley Bulldogs not helping our cause in our fight against relegation from the Betfred Championship.

To me the equation is still clear; we need four more wins. I still see the remaining fixtures as winnable, with the possible exception of the trip to Toronto.

I think the fans can see from Sunday’s performance that there has been no let-up in terms of determination.

I hope that when you read this then the squad will have been boosted by a new arrival as we try to replace Josh Johnson and give ourselves the best opportunity we can to survive.

Given what I wrote in the first few paragraphs, relegation might not be the financial disaster it might have been.

Our community work, together with the crowds that have stuck with us through a difficult season, all the media effort and running a tight ship financially, has put us in the top ten of all Championship clubs, which may help to give us Championship equivalent funding even in League One.

Add in our fantastic commercial work, and we have a club with firm foundations to build on, even if the worst should happen on the pitch in the next couple of months.