Peltier eager to return for Bradford

Ross Peltier can’t wait to return for Bradford Bulls after missing the last six weeks through injury.

Peltier suffered a broken hand against Batley Bulldogs in Bradford’s 44-22 triumph over their local rivals during March, but he is hoping to make his comeback in the not-too-distant future.

“My pins come out on Tuesday, so I’ll see what’s going on from there when I speak to the doctor – I know that I won’t be back in time for Toulouse, that would be too soon for me,” he told the club’s official website.

“I can’t wait to get back in there with the boys. I’ve been joining in with training, doing what I can with one hand to try keep myself in the swing of play, but I’m not far off now.”

While the 24-year-old is unlikely to be back in the squad for the trip to France this coming weekend, he believed the Bulls are capable of picking up a victory and finally wiping out their 12-point deduction.

“I was there twice last season with Keighley,” he added. “It’s an intimidating place to go to – the French fans are very loud but I reckon that we are probably going to bring the best support this season.

“I think that will help a lot and with the way that everyone is feeling and how badly they want us to succeed. It will help us massively.

“They are very physical, but I don’t think that Toulouse like to play up the middle themselves – they like to shift the ball around, so I think that with both our styles will make a good game.

“Once we get to zero points, then we can finally start to build. We are right in the mix and in contention for a good finish. When we get these minus two gone we are right in the mix.”

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