THERE is one game to go in phase one, and that’s the visit of in-form London Broncos to Craven Park tomorrow.

It promises to be a high-pressure affair in the forecast wind and rain, with Super League referee Ben Thaler.

London are unbeaten in six and have a fabulous team with a sprinkling of superstars, including Jarrod Sammut, Kieron Dixon and one of the best forwards in the division, Eddie Battye, signed from Sheffield Eagles in 2016.

Coached by ex-Leeds favourite Danny Ward, London have surprised many and are now looking for a return to Super League.

However, it’s very tight in the below champions Toronto, with Toulouse on 31 points, London 31, Halifax 31, Featherstone 30 and Leigh 30.

If the Broncos slip up, they will probably lose their top-four play-off place to Leigh Centurions, who should beat Sheffield Eagles at home.

Featherstone play at Toronto, and I can’t see a victory there, Toulouse should beat Dewsbury in France, and Halifax should beat Rochdale at the Shay.

London know they have to beat Barrow and all the pressure will be on them. Barrow have lost their last six and are struggling to find that early-season Toronto/Leigh form.

But with the return of Liam Harrison and the recent loan signings from Catalans – Mendy Saloty, Arnaud Bartes and Georgy Gambaro – there has been a much-needed boost to the depleted squad. On their day, Barrow can beat London.

It also looks like the injury situation is slowly coming to an end and Lewis Charnock, Declan Hulme and Martin Aspinwall will be available for the last seven games, which commence in a fortnight.

A win tomorrow would be beneficial as it would probably put Barrow in eighth, with the reward of four home games instead of three in phase two against teams including Featherstone and Leigh.

Leigh appear to have confined themselves to Championship rugby next season and the consequences appear significant. A large number of players will have to leave because of financial difficulties, according to owner Derek Beaumont.

Bodene Thompson, Harrison Henson, Ben Crooks, Liam Hood and Peter Mata’utia have been transferred immediately, and Beaumont explained the club had income of £1.7m during the 2017 season in Super League, but that figure dropped to £1.2m this season and will drop further to £200,000 for 2019 if they fail to return to the top-flight.

Due to the serious financial situation, he has also resigned and is actively seeking new investment.

The bottom line is that we must beat Rochdale and Swinton in phase two to secure our Championship status and avoid similar financial disaster. That won’t be easy, as both clubs have been active in the transfer market.

Ex-Barrow favourite and Swinton centre Chris Hankinson couldn’t resist when Wigan came calling, and he made a solid debut against St Helens last week. But Wigan in return gave Swinton three up-and-coming youngsters for their survival fight – Joe Brown, Craig Mullen and Macauley Davies.

Rochdale are in a dual-registration agreement with Warrington and are hoping for reinforcements before phase two starts. I also watched them at Toronto last week, and they got stuck in and scored two tries despite the dominance of the Wolfpack.

We must take advantage of the two-week break and work on integrating the newcomers into the game-plan. We are lacking a bit of leadership on the field, and it’s time for the experienced players to step up and see us to safety.

Your support is vital for the remainder of the season, starting tomorrow.