Barrow Raiders head coach Paul Crarey believes tomorrow’s opposition, Swinton Lions, have the right amount of points to survive in the Betfred Championship this season, and he hopes his side can do the same.

Crarey thinks that 15 points should be enough to secure survival and with his side currently sitting on nine points, they would need a further three victories to reach that and their chances are boosted this week by new signing Paul Séguier and the returning Lewis Charnock.

Looking ahead to the game itself, and the impact it could have for the rest of the season, Crarey said, “Every game from now on is big for us and we haven’t performed well against teams around us but neither have they.

“There’s nothing much between the teams around us but they are definitely dangerous with the dual registration players and also with Richard Lepori out the back.

“They’ve got some good results against Toulouse away, Bradford away and then you also look at Dewsbury who have gone to Featherstone and Widnes and also won to keep themselves above us.

“The pressure is off them really and there’s definitely some pressure on us. They will probably play with a bit more freedom, but we have to play as well because it’s simple, really, if you don’t play you don’t win games.

“We haven’t been miles away, it’s just small things which keep stopping us from winning games and I think if we can put in a full 80-minute defensive display, we will go close.”

Despite all the good news, Crarey still has some players who remain unavailable through injury and is set to be short of forwards again for the trip to Heywood Road.

Crarey said: “We still haven’t got Jono Smith, who has an ankle strain, Dan Toal or Danny Morrow, who has rolled his ankle.

“Nathan Mossop is still waiting for news back on his injury so we are still short on numbers, but we are still fighting and we will do until the end.”