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14th May 2018, 15:16

JOHN KEAR: "WE DID NOT PLAY AS WELL AS WE CAN"

Head Coach John Kear has called on his Bradford Bulls players to improve their consistency following their unconvincing 54-16 defeat of London Skolars last weekend.

Kear’s men ran in 11 tries Saturday afternoon to maintain their 100% record at Odsal Stadium and stay top of the Betfred League One standings.

Ethan Ryan stole the show with a quadruplet of tries on his 22nd birthday, whilst Rowan Milnes also impressed on his debut in the red, amber and black.

Not entirely satisfied by the Bulls’ latest performance, the 63-year-old is confident lessons will be learned and his side will continue to improve.

“We did not play as well as we can that is for sure but obviously we are happy with another two points,” said Kear, who is sponsored by Bradford Bulls Banter.

“The players went away from the script a little bit and allowed themselves to get dragged into the nitty-gritty side of the game.

“We have to be hard on ourselves and despite running in 11 tries, our defence was soft and we cannot accept those standards.

“Ethan Ryan was a huge positive, four tries on his 22nd birthday he was the best player on the pitch by far, his finishing is absolutely exceptional.

“Rowan (Milnes) did ok too, set up a couple of tries and did not do a great deal wrong in what was a difficult team performance.

“We will review the video but we know where we need to improve and we will need to improve or it will be a forgettable evening in Newcastle on Friday.”