19th July 2014

HEAD COACH James Lowes insists plenty of confidence can be taken into tomorrow's West Yorkshire derby with Huddersfield Giants (kick-off 3.00pm).

The Bradford boss has pointed towards the Bulls' second-half fightback against St Helens last time out as to why his men can trouble last year's minor premiers

Lowes, who is preparing to face a former Provident Stadium team-mate, in Giants chief Paul Anderson, believes Bradford's desire to end the season on a high could ultimately prove the difference at the John Smith's Stadium.

“Last Friday's game was a very odd one,” said Lowes, who is being proudly sponsored by Swim Stars UK.

“I felt we were very impressive for most of the second half – the scoreline did not really reflect the game.

“We dropped the ball over the line at 6-0 and they took advantage. The so little mistakes proved crucial.

“We defended our own line well, though, and looked solid for the majority of the tie. We scored some quality tries too.

“However, to win on Sunday we know we will have to start well.

“We head into the closing stages of the season on the back of some solid performances, which is pleasing.

“Our supporters are sticking with us and I hope we can continue to prove our efforts to them over the coming weeks.

“Whether you are at the top or bottom of the league ladder, you approach every game in the same way – with the aim of giving 110 per-cent.

“The boys have once again been brilliant this week, in training. Pride is at stake and they are a proud bunch of blokes.

“We can expect no favours of 'Baloo' (Paul Anderson) and his team.

“So, with that in mind, we will need to combine our qualities and effort in order to gain a positive result.”

Remember, you can pay-on-the-gate to view tomorrow's First:Utility Super League tie.

Admission to the Chadwick Lawrence Stand is priced at £24 (adults), £18 (concessions) and £8 (juniors).

Those booked to travel to the game by coach are advised to arrive at the Provident Stadium by no later than 1.15pm tomorrow.