Kear remaining upbeat despite heavy defeat

John Kear has backed his players to recover from their 58-18 defeat to Hull KR.

Batley’s first ever game in the Qualifiers ended in a heavy defeat despite the Bulldogs taking the lead.

While promotion to Super League or entry into the Million Pound Game remains unlikely, Kear is determined to make the most of the experience.

“Our aim is to win our next game. We go to London and, in terms of attitude and enthusiasm, I’ve seen enough to take heart from.

“It’s a great little tourney for us and I guarantee we’ll be better in round seven than we are now.

“If that’s the case, it will be a good exercise for us.”