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In Bulls Eye this week, coach Brian Noble and winger Stuart Reardon look ahead to Friday's engage Super League Round 22 game at The Willows when the Bulls face Salford City Reds in the first of the loop fixtures. BRIAN NOBLE
YOU DEFEATED SALFORD EASILY EARLIER IN THE SEASON. DO YOU THINK IT WILL BE TOUGHER THIS TIME ROUND? It will be a lot tougher but in saying that the scoreline didn't reflect the effort Salford put into that game earlier in the season. It was almost half an hour before we scored and we gave one of our best efforts of the season that night. They have been playing well all season and recently they have got back on track and started to put together some wins, last week apart and we know they will want to put the record straight from that defeat. WHO ARE THE STANDOUT PLAYERS FOR THEM? Well Alker is playing very well and he is being pushed by young Paul Clough. Fitzpatrick is very dangerous coming forward and the halves, in particular Robinson have been going well for them. They have a big set of forwards with Colley and Haggerty taking them forward and we know that any side coached by Harrison, Lowes and Naylor will certainly be smart and very tough! We are starting to get one or two players back now, although it may be a week too early for Lesley and that will generate competition for places. That should help us as we approach the business end of the season. I think that showed against Leigh last week. I was pleased with Ian Henderson and Ben Harris and they have come in lately and improved the squad, both as players and in the competition for places scheme of things. We should have Robbie Paul and Lee Radford back within a couple of weeks and that will be good for the Play Offs. STUART REARDON
SALFORD WILL BE TOUGH THIS WEEK? It will be a hard game for us. We played very well the last time we played them but we know they will be tougher this time round. They play a similar type of rugby to us and their Coaching staff, who are all from here, will want to show that last time was a one off. We will also be up against Andy Smith who is on loan there from us. I did that and it helped me immensely so Andy will be fired up to show what he can do. I though we improved last week and people have to play better because there are others coming back from injury, so that should hopefully set a us up for a big finish to the season.
SQUAD Brian Noble has named the following 18 man squad for the game: Deacon, Cook, Fielden, I Harris, B Harris, Withers, Johnson, Lynch, Parker, L Pryce, Peacock, Langley, Pryce K, Hape, Reardon, Vagana, Henderson, Meyers MILESTONES PAUL DEACON, has scored 110 goals from 142 attempts for an average of 77.46% LEON PRYCE needs three tries for a career century of club and representative touchdowns. The utility back has scored 89 for Bradford plus eight in representative matches, including two for Great Britain.
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