Leon Pryce: Nobody expects us to win – all the pressure is on Bradford

Alex Yoxall

Workington Town Head Coach, Leon Pryce, believes his side face no pressure heading into their much anticipated fixture against the top of the table Bradford Bulls.

Pryce, 36, began his rugby league playing career at the Bulls and this Sunday he believes that his team have a free shot at the league leaders.

“We understand we’re under no pressure in this game [because] everybody is expecting a Bradford win, which gives us a free shot and rightly so”

He also expressed that his team will thrive being the underdogs:

“Bradford have been the form team in the competition along with York. We’ll come here as massive underdogs which is always enjoyable.”

“It’s nice for us as a club to come here, to have a free shot with us being massive underdogs, there is nobody at all who expects us to win.”

“All the pressure is on Bradford so to have a free shot at Odsal is very rare.”

Pryce played over 200 games in his first stint at the Bulls before returning to his hometown team in 2017, playing only 11.

Unfortunately, Pryce was forced to retire due to injury and for the first time in his career faced months away from the game.

On this separation from the game, he said:

“I got four or five months out of the game which was really really really tough”

“So to be back around the game with rugby people and coaching is fantastic”

Now at Workington Town, his eyes are set firmly on promotion and more imminently defeating his beloved Bradford this Sunday.

The game will kick-off at 3pm on Sunday at the Odsal Stadium.