Ferres pleads for support

Bradford’s managing director has called on the Bulls following to back James Lowes and his side when they take on Halifax.

Following three games without victory, Bradford returned to winning ways when they defeated London on Thursday.

However, a section of the Bulls support is still unhappy with recent performances, and Ferres believes that is having an impact on the players.

So ahead of their match against neighbours Halifax, who have won the last two meetings between the sides, Ferres has called for full support.

“I think it’s fair to say we are probably not playing as well as we could be,” he told the Telegraph and Argus.

“But there is a lot of pressure on the team and the expectation levels of the crowd are high.

“That’s choking the team a little bit but there were seven homegrown players out there against London on Thursday and only one overseas player.

“Sometimes when expectations are high, the pressure builds and we need everyone to get behind them.

“But there were sections of the crowd who were actually getting on Jimmy and the players’ backs.

“Quite frankly, it’s not helping.”