Bulls want resilience against Swinton

Bradford Bulls assistant coach Matt Diskin wants his players to show character and resilience when they welcome Swinton to Odsal this Sunday.

“We’ve trained exceptionally well again this week and we’ve got to show our mental capability and toughness to be able to carry our work in training into Sunday’s game,” he said.

“Swinton are in form and they’ve been playing some good stuff. They’ve won five games on the bounce, which shows they are a threat.

“It is an interesting couple of weeks ahead. Rohan will start on Monday and there will be a level of euphoria around the club. The players are going to be challenged, which they need.

“It’s an exciting time, and at the moment if we tick along as we are, we will secure top four and we are confident of it. But this club isn’t a top four team, it is better than that and we’ve got to start living up to the reputation now.”

Swinton Lions coach John Duffy was pleased that his team had a free weekend last week.

“We had a couple of lads with niggles, so I suppose the week off was a good thing but obviously we want to keep our roll going if we can,” he said.

“It’s a massive task for us this week. We played them over at Widnes in the second game of the season, so it will be interesting to see how far we’ve come in a couple of months.

“We’ll give it a good dig over at Odsal. Some of our young lads won’t have played in a stadium like that before, so it will be great for them.”

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