24th March 2014

HEAD COACH Francis Cummins says his side will build from yesterday’s defeat at the hands of Hull Kingston Rovers.

The Bradford Bulls boss saw his men go down 16-0 on Humberside over the weekend.

But Cummins was full of praise for his injury-hit Bulls, insisting his players’ work ethic could not be faulted.

He said: “I was really pleased with our defensive game, we were brilliant on our own line – much improved on the previous week.

“Even though we ended up on the wrong side of the scoreline, I felt we showed heaps of character.

“Errors in attack again proved costly but the conditions were tough out there and the boys worked very hard for each other.

“Hull KR should perhaps have scored more points, given the amount of field position and possession they had.

“Though I believe we now have a platform to work from, though, our work ethic and desire is fantastic.”

Coach Cummins paid tribute to the efforts of the returning Matty Blythe, who impressed from the interchange bench following a three-month injury lay-off.

James Donaldson and Brett Kearney also came in for individual praise.

“Matty was a great performer for us, he was a big addition to the team,” added Cummins.

“His tempo is brilliant and there were a couple of other impressive performances for us.

“James was again outstanding for us and I felt as though Brett gave his best performance of the season, thus far.”

Meanwhile, prop Adam Sidlow and skipper Matt Diskin are to undergo further scans today and tomorrow respectively.

Bulls medical staff suspected a broken leg for front-rower Sidlow, but x-rays have revealed no such break.

Diskin, meanwhile, has suffered a suspected torn calf but, like Sidlow, will see a specialist to determine the extent of the damage.

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