Marshall: It’s a bigger game for Bradford

Halifax head coach Richard Marshall has shifted the pressure on to Bradford ahead of the massive West Yorkshire Derby on Sunday.

Both teams are involved in a frantic race for the top four, with Batley and Featherstone also chasing a place in the Qualifiers.

Bradford and Halifax are currently third and fourth respectively but would move out of the top four if they lose and Batley defeat Dewsbury.

While Marshall didn’t play down the importance of the match, the Fax chief believes the Bulls are under more pressure to secure a result.

“This is a big game,” Marshall told Total RL.

“It’s probably a bigger game for Bradford than ourselves with the squad they’ve got and everything they’ve gone through and obviously their record against us over the last three meetings as we’ve done reasonably well. So I think they’re under more pressure than ourselves this week.

“They’re a massive iconic club that is trying to rebuild. That will take time, but with the resources they’ve got, the crowds they get and the following they take, it makes them a very big club.”

Marshall is hopeful that Miles Greenwood (groin) and Jacob Fairbank (concussion) can recover in time to feature.

“We’ve lost a couple to injury, but we’re confident in the players we have got that they can go out and hopefully win this game.”