7th April 2014

FRANCIS CUMMINS is already relishing the prospect of a fifth-round Tetley’s Challenge Cup clash against Catalan Dragons.

The Bradford Bulls head coach looked on yesterday as his side swept aside Oldham 60-6 to book their place in the competition’s last 16.

Cummins’ men were later drawn to face Catalan, at The Provident Stadium, over the weekend of April 26 and 27.

Though details of the tie are still to be finalised, the Bradford boss has declared himself excited by the knock-out challenge ahead later this month, for which tickets will go on sale later this week.

“Going to Catalan straight after the Easter weekend would have been tough, but we are at home so that is a bonus,” said Cummins.

“It is a while away yet and it is a short turnaround for both teams after the Easter period, but the pleasing thing is that we do appear to have numbers coming back.

“If we can make it past the Dragons then we will be into the last eight and dreaming of something special.

"However, there is still plenty of work to be done in the league before we return to cup action.”

Cummins was pleased with what his side served up during the process of dispatching the visiting Roughyeds yesterday.

But he admits preparations are already underway for Friday’s crunch First Utility Super League clash against Salford Red Devils.

New signing Jamal Fakir and Dale Ferguson, who over the weekend returned to action following a near 10-week lay-off, impressed alongside man of the match and hat-trick hero Luke Gale – and a whole host of others. 

And Cummins insists Bradford’s Challenge Cup efforts could bear fruit this week, as his Bulls go in search of a much-needed victory in First Utility Super League.

“The squad is looking a little thicker than it has been and we are getting people back, so I might have some headaches for Friday’s game against Salford,” he added.

“We were strong against Oldham and got the job done in a professional manner, which was great to see. There were some solid individual performances.

"But our focus now switches back to the league campaign and a huge game on Friday night.

“Things finally appear to be heading in the right direction for us, though, and I am confident we can kick on from here.”

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