Halifax centre Steve Tyrer hinted that over-confidence has been a factor in the club’s form dip, saying Karl Harrison’s side may have got ‘up themselves’ after blazing a trail through the Championship in March and April.
The league leaders head to reigning champions Sheffield on Friday (7.30) bidding to dodge a fourth loss in their last five starts, a slump that has seen them exit both the Challenge Cup and the Northern Rail Cup.
It is a stark contrast to their scorching pre-Easter form, when 50-point wins were the norm.
“A few of us are having a dip in form,” said the former St Helens, Crusaders and Salford threequarter.
“We’d been going well and maybe we got a bit up ourselves and started to think we are a bit better than we are.
“Featherstone brought us back down to earth, Sheffield gave us a knock and then we took another one on Thursday at Dewsbury.
“You’ve got 17 lads trying their hardest and when things aren’t coming off us it’s difficult.
“I think a few of our demons got the better of us at Dewsbury.
“We need to get our heads together this week and see what we can do.
“The positive, if there is one, is that it’s only cost us three league points so far, but if we lose on Friday we could slide down to third or fourth.
“We need to get back on the wagon now.”