15th July 2017, 11:15
TOOVEY PREPARED FOR BATLEY BATTLE
TOMORROW afternoon Geoff Toovey will take his first trip to the infamous Fox’s Biscuit Stadium slope, as his side clash heads with Batley Bulldogs.
Toovey, sponsored by Bradford Bulls Banter, insists the Bulls can battle out a win against Batley providing they are consistent.
“It’s been our problem all year trying to put some consistent performances together but we have had a team that has changed quite often, so we have to find that consistency this weekend if we are going to be in any chance of beating Batley, who are a very consistent side,” said Toovey.
“I thought we had a great game last week. We are finding some players that are playing every week over the last two or three weeks, so hopefully it that will put them in good stead to find some consistency as a team and beat Batley.”
Despite this being the NRL legend’s first ever tenure in the UK, Toovey is confident he has all the resources at his disposal to defeat Matt Diskin’s side.
“They have a lot of senior players in their side and they are very settled and had a good winning formula last year finishing near the top, plus they have continued that team theme this year.
“They are a grafting side like ourselves, I don’t see it being a high scoring game, but we are hopeful that maybe some of our youth and experience will be enough for a win at the back end of the game.
“It’s important for us to try and win our next two games before the final stage of the comp to give us some confidence. A good side needs consistency and we certainly need that in this back end of this competition.”
After last week’s performance, Toovey made his feelings adamant that despite the scoreline his side could have come out with the victory.
His key focus in training has been to carry that confidence from the first half performance, and apply the same method to success against the Bulldogs.
“The mood is positive, even though we lost last Sunday I said last week that the scoreline didn’t reflect the game as a whole. We have taken some confidence out of that we just need to play a similar style of football that we played against Hull KR this week against Batley.”