Upturn in form is inevitable, says Chev Walker

Bradford Bulls forward Chev Walker believes it is inevitable that the club will pick up their form and hoist themselves out of the relegation zone, citing last weekend’s first-half performance against Huddersfield as a huge indicator of what they can do.

The Bulls held last year’s league leaders at arms length for large periods of the first 40 minutes, before being ultimately blown away in a game where Bradford only fielded one specialist prop. And Walker chose to pinpoint the positives of that result, saying the side did themselves credit with the spirit they showed – and some good form is just around the corner.

“The result and the scoreline is disappointing, but I don’t think it reflected our attitude. The fact we were only down to one specialist prop yet still put a performance like that in during the first half showed exactly what we are capable of,” Walker told League Express.

“Our backs were against the wall, and our attitude has never faltered. As long as we’ve got that fighting spirit, it is just a matter of time before we hit some form. We played against one of the biggest packs in the league, and we did ourselves credit with that performance in the first period. It’s a positive that we’ve got that pride and spirit for each other.”

The Bulls head to France on Saturday to face Catalan Dragons, and Walker is hoping to channel the spirit of last month’s Challenge Cup success against the Dragons to pick up another crucial victory.

“We earned that win against them, and there’s no reason why we can’t go over there and take the two points. We got stuck into them and made it really tough for them, and even though they’re a different beast at home, we still believe we can win.”

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