Bulls Eye - Round 10

In this week's Bulls Eye assistant coach Steve McNamara and halfback Paul Deacon look ahead to Sunday's engage Super League Round 10 game at Odsal as the Bulls face the Giants. STEVE McNAMARA

IT MUST BE DIFFICULT COACHING THE BULLS RIGHT NOW.

It?s certainly a challenge at this moment in time. If you look at the league table then it doesn?t look too good for us but I think we have to be a bit smarter than that and look beyond it. We realise we have bring some consistency to our game, the players and the staff are aware of that and it is very important, particularly after last week, that we perform well. If we do that then I know we are capable of getting the two points.

The boys were very disappointed last week and there is pride at stake this time around. Whoever we were playing, it was always going to be a big factor and hopefully we will see a really, really passionate performance this week.

HUDDERSFIELD ARE UNBEATEN IN THEIR LAST THREE GAMES

They are a good side. They have some good players and they are injury free at the moment, which is a big bonus for them. They are very well coached, with a lot of strength and speed and they are playing smart, which is a big thing. They play a very simple game and they stick to it and they are playing with a lot of confidence. It was no big surprise to us that they beat Wigan last week. A lot of our players expected it and that?s the way it turned out. We are under no illusions as to the task in hand. They are sitting above us in the league and the table doesn?t lie. We have to go out and put things right.

PAUL DEACON

HUDDERSFIELD LOOKED GOOD LAST WEEK AGAINST WIGAN

I watched that game and they are a really solid team who are well coached. Their defence was good; even though they eased off a bit when they had the game one. It?s not going to be easy for us and we need to improve dramatically on the first half at Warrington. It goes without saying that we are desperate for a win to put our season back on track. We are only playing in fits and starts and I think the Warrington game summed that up. We played well in the second half but left ourselves with too much to do after the first period. We need to play and play well, for the full eighty minutes.

YOU SPENT A BIT OF TIME AT HOOKER AT WARRINGTON, IS THAT SOMETHING WE WILL SEE MORE OF?

Maybe I will. Nobby is the boss and he will pick the team. If he thinks it will be good for the team than I am happy to do that.

SQUAD:

Brian Noble has named the following 20 man squad for the game: Ferres, Deacon, Saxton, Fielden, Harris, Withers, Langley, Lynch, Meyers, Parker, Paul, Peacock, Pratt, Pryce L, Pryce K, Radford, Reardon, Smith, Vagana, Vainikolo

MILESTONES:

Robbie Paul needs one try for a Bulls total of 150

Lesley Vainikolo, has now scored 83 tries in 90 appearances for the Bulls

Karl Pratt needs 1 point for a career total of 350. He has scored 87 tries and 1 Drop Goal in his career, which began at Featherstone Rovers in 1997

Michael Withers needs one try for a career century of touchdowns with the club. The Australian?s 99 tries have come in 137 matches

Lee Radford needs 4 points for 100 for the club. He has scored 18 tries and kicked 12 goals.

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