ROB Powell believes his London Broncos side will go into the crucial games against Widnes and Wakefield full of confidence after running Wigan close last weekend.
Broncos are one of four teams on two points at the bottom of Super League, with Widnes, who they visit on Sunday, one of the others, along with Wakefield, who visit The Stoop the following Saturday.
Broncos ran in five tries against the Warriors, and despite ending up on the wrong end of a 42-30 scoreline, boss Powell saw plenty of positives.
He said: “We pushed Wigan all the way, and the players sat in the changing room disappointed knowing that we could have won the game.
“We just need to keep the tempo defensively throughout the game, while the offensive side of the game is going to take time and players cannot develop trust overnight.
“That trust is there now, and players like Craig Gower and Michael Witt are learning to play together and are getting on the end of things.
“People are going to look at Widnes and Wakefield and think they are games we should be winning, and we will definitely go into those games with confidence after the last couple of displays.
“The big plus for us is we can pinpoint now where we need to improve and work on that in training, and the key for us in taking the next step is to keep up the tempo when we don't have the ball.”
Witt notched a personal haul of 18 points for Broncos, with two tries and five goals, while Michael Robertson, Dan Sarginson, Chris Melling also crossed the try-line.