FRANCIS CUMMINS says his Bradford Bulls will need to be at their best in order to record a second-successive First:Utility Super League victory this coming weekend.
The Bulls boss saw his side bow out of the Tetley's Challenge Cup yesterday, at the quarter-final stage, going down 46-10 at the hands of Warrington Wolves.
Cummins' men return to league action on Sunday, travelling to the AJ Bell Stadium to tackle former Bradford star Iestyn Harris' Salford Red Devils.
Victory could see the Bull move to within just four points of 12th-placed Wakefield Trinity Wildcats and the Bradford head coach is confident.
“Everyone is under pressure towards the bottom of the table and we know what that feels like,” said Cummins who is proudly sponsored by Feed the Bulls for the 2014 season.
“Nerves could play a huge part this Sunday but I am very confident about where we are at.
“We will need to be at our best, though, because Salford need to win just as much.
“The game seemed to drift away from us yesterday but we used up far too much energy in the first half, coming up with a host of unforced errors.
“When the sun is shining and the ball gets coughed up, it can become a tough old day. The more defending you do, the harder it becomes.
“We were made to work twice as hard on our own line, at times, and good teams, like Warrington, often make you pay.”
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