No excuses, says Millward
Castleford head coach Ian Millward offered no excuses for his side's 40-10 Super League defeat by strugglers Widnes on Monday.
Stefan Marsh, Frank Winterstein, Ben Davies, Paul McShane, Joe Mellor, Eamon O'Carroll and Patrick Ah Van all crossed the whitewash for Denis Betts' side as the Vikings collected only their fourth Super League win this season.
Cas were missing star player Rangi Chase, who remains absent because of internal disciplinary reasons, and his absence was keenly felt at Stobart Stadium Halton.
The reverse was 12th-placed Castleford's fifth defeat in their last six Super League games and left the Tigers just two points above Monday's opponents.
Millward said he had no argument about the defeat but urged players and fans alike to keep faith.
He said: "What I will say to the fans is to hang in there. I'm not here to dwell on anyone who is out or who has gone for operations. We are in a position at the moment and I have faith that we will get out of it."
He added: "Widnes were the better team. They were more consistent and better in more areas. I'm not going to downplay their contribution. They were good and they have beaten some good sides here."