Bradford stand-off Lee Gaskell believes that the effort shown by the Bulls at the weekend can lay a foundation for the rest of the season.
Although the Bulls lost the game narrowly, 32-30, but the spirit shown in James Lowes’ first game in charge will stand the team in good stead, according to Gaskell.
“The boys showed a lot of intensity in that match. Jimmy asked for that effort from the first minute to last and we did that,” he told the Bradford Telegraph & Argus.
“If we play with that commitment and intensity, then we have the players to deliver. That’s the benchmark now and we have to stick to it.
“The forwards laid the platform and it’s a lot easier when the pack play like that. That’s our job, that’s what we get paid for, and we should be doing that anyway.
“Jimmy has come in and given us some fresh ideas. You could see in the performance that the boys were really up for it.”
Gaskell has also hinted that he would be prepared to stay with the Bulls, even if, as seems likely, they are relegated from the game’s top tier this season.
“I’ve had a few talks with Bradford about staying here, even if we are in the Championship,” Gaskell explained.
“They have been good to me so I have not spoken to any other clubs or looked elsewhere. I just want to concentrate on Bradford.”