UNDER-PRESSURE Wids will be up against it to turn around a four-game losing streak as they face league lead-ers Northwich at Heath Road on Saturday.
Widnes have been struggling of late and that coupled with a barrage of injuries will make it difficult to secure two points.
And the league table does not make pleasant reading either after they suffered another defeat - this time away to Vagabonds in the Isle of Man.
Relegated Wids have only won two league games all year.
The first a 19-12 win against Aspull on the opening day of the season at home; and the following week at Burnage in a last gasp 25-23 victory.
During the Vagabonds clash they conceded six tries and were well behind, but fought back to within only five points before time finally ran out.
Not only did Widnes lose more valuable league points, they also lost four more players to injury.
They had already lost stand-off Phil Glover, who was injured during the warm up. Second-row forward Richie Barraclough lasted only three minutes, and then later on, both centres Craig Bennett and captain Paul Borg were also forced to leave the field.
In between all of this, however, Vagabonds had capitalised on the visitors poor start, and had built up a substantial lead early in the second half before Widnes finally woke up.
Prop Simon Duffy was the pick of the Widnes forwards and he was rewarded with a try.
Full-back Andy O'Neill went over for two tries, and young centre Andy Riley scored the try of the game.