SCOTT Naylor, as a former Bulls hero, and their acting coach Leigh Beattie go back a long way.
Interesting to read on the Bulls website therefore what Beattie is saying in the build-up to Sunday’s game at Bower Fold.
Speaking of Roughyeds, he said: “They’ll come out strong. Everyone seems to raise their game against us because we are a big club. They’ll throw everything at us.
“It’s another two points we desperately need. We’ll keep on trying to knock them off.
“It’ll be another tough game. We’ve dealt with the pressure until now. Everyone has come at us and we’ve dealt with this in the correct way.
“When we get to zero points the boys will celebrate. It will be a great achievement from where we were. If we stay in the Championship with all the penalties we’ve had against us it will be right up there with grand final stuff.”
Leon Pryce is still out with a minor knee injury, with Joe Keyes and Jordan Lilley expected to play at half-back.
Lilley (20) is on loan from Leeds Rhinos. Keyes, the former London Broncos half, was named in the Bulls 19-man squad today, although the Bradford Telegraph and Argus reported that he had damaged an ankle in training and was being monitored by the club physios.
It’s the 17 that put more than 50 points past Dewsbury last week plus second-row man James Bentley, back after injury, and Joe Lumb.
Omar Caro retains his place after featuring in the second-row against the Rams.
Squad: Bentley, Campbell, Caro, Halafihi, Roberts, Keyes, Kirk, Larroyer, Lilley, Lumb, Macani, Magrin, Moore, Murray, Oakes, Roche, Ryan, Smith, Wilkinson.
Replica kit will be on sale at Bower Fold on Sunday, as well as Summer Bash tickets and discounted tickets for our fifth-round Ladbrokes Challenge Cup tie at Featherstone on Sunday, April 23.
Roughyeds season ticket holders get FREE tickets for Summer Bash, but they need to be claimed and picked up, ideally this Sunday at Bower Fold before the game.
Featherstone tickets bought before April 19 offer savings of £6 for adults and £4 concessions — an offer too good to miss.