Bradford coach calls for improvement

Bradford coach Francis Cummins has called for an improvement from his side after they remained rooted to the bottom of the Super League table following the Easter weekend.

The Bulls were thrashed 84-6 by Wigan on Monday, to follow on from Thursday’s derby defeat to Leeds.

They are still on minus two points and six points from safety with 10 rounds gone of Super League, although the club are still waiting on news of their appeal against the six point deduction they were handed for entering administration earlier this year.

Cummins told the club’s official website: “I thought some of our lads had a real dig today but there was a handful who were way off it.

“I can look at the situation we are in – seven players missing is a tough one – and we had a couple of part-time lads in the squad from the under-19s.

“But you cannot play with a team who aren’t quite there against a team like Wigan.

“We had an average age of just over 23 and some young lads with not much experience, but I would expect my senior players to stand up.

“Some did and some didn’t, so we’ll have to address that this week.

“We didn’t compete in the ruck and only had nine or ten sets in the first half.

“There were some good things towards the end but we needed more composure.”

Bradford’s next league game is at home to Warrington on Sunday May 4.

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