He may well put his boots on again this weekend.
“I was a little bit battered and sore after the game but it felt a little bit better off the back of a win, that’s for sure,” he said.
“It was by far our best performance of the season, we were very good with the ball and good without the ball. Sheffield troubled us a couple of times but I felt our scramble and our endeavour to work hard for each other nullified any real threat from them.
“Overall I thought our defensive performance was very good and with the ball we created a lot of opportunities.
“We go into the game with Bradford with a lot more confidence than we would have done three or four weeks ago.
“Certainly, if we put in a performance in the fashion that we did on the weekend at the Summer Bash then we’re going to draw a lot of confidence from that.
“The boys have been buzzing all week but we’re not naïve enough to think we just have to turn up to win the game. Bradford are a very, very good side, they’ve got some great key players.
“They play a lot of football and ask a lot of questions of you so we’re going to be tested in a different way this week. The challenge for us, which it has been all season, is consistency.”