Bradford’s Colton Roche has urged his Bulls teammates to get to grips with being a target for their opponents as they look to escape from the Championship drop zone.
The Bulls still have a four point deficit to make up after last week’s 26-22 defeat at Oldham last weekend and Roche knows the team need to improve against Sheffield Eagles on Sunday.
“The Championship is a really tough league – I’ve been around in it a long time and I know that these part-time teams who work all day and train for the love of the game want to be in our position,” he told the Bradford Telegraph and Argus.
“They are going to come out and fire at us. You’ve got to be accustomed to that and be up for every game. You have to realise where we are at the Bulls and what an opportunity we’ve got.
“There’s no hiding that it was a poor performance by the full squad. There were glimpses of good things, but all-round we were a little bit disgusted with ourselves for what we dished up out there.
“Full credit to Oldham, they were a lot better than us and they wanted it more. It’s also one of those lessons that need to be learned by our team and hopefully we can bounce back in the coming weeks.”