Toovey expecting Lions to roar on Sunday

Bradford boss Geoff Toovey is expecting Swinton to be fired up when the two teams meet in the final game of the regular season on Sunday.

Toovey will face the Lions for the first time this term, and despite their recent off-field difficulties the former Manly coach is taking nothing for granted.

Newly appointed coach Stuart Littler took the helm of the 11th placed club on Tuesday after John Duffy left to join Featherstone.

“If you look at sides in the past that have fired coaches it’s not that they have different players, or that the new coach that has come in is better, it’s the fact that they have a change,” Toovey told the club’s official website.

“It always seems to lift them, so maybe Swinton will be in that position they will be wanting to prove themselves and show everyone that they are a very worthy team.

“We need to be very mindful of the fact that teams suffering under adversity can bounce back in the best way at times. All we can do is control what is on our football field and that is what we’ll do.

“We need to roll our sleeves up and work twice as hard as we are used to, to get those points. There’s no use blaming anyone else but ourselves for recent losses.”

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