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Danny Addy has strong survival instinct for Bradford Bulls
Danny Addy says he has never even contemplated the grim prospect of relegation and is confident the Bulls will beat Wakefield in Sunday’s crunch clash.
Francis Cummins’ men are gearing up for a pivotal period as they bid to put the Wildcats to the sword ahead of their points appeal hearing next Wednesday.
Bulls chairman Marc Green has billed Sunday’s showdown as possibly even more important than the numerous finals the club reached during the early years of the Millennium.
Addy is aware of the significance of the match but he insists the Bulls will beat the drop in the coming weeks.
The versatile back-rower, who has played in the halves in the last three games, said: “Do I think we will stay up? Without a doubt.
“It has never even crossed my mind that we are going to get relegated.
“We’ve got a good set of lads here and a lot of people don’t see it but we work so hard for each other.
“Now we’re beginning to get a full squad back at our disposal, then we will be ready to kick on and start gelling again – starting this weekend.
“Since the start of the season when we lost Carvs (Garreth Carvell), Jarrod (Sammut) and Scrutes (Nick Scruton), we’ve been doing it tough, especially after all the injuries we’ve had.
“We’ve had players playing out of position but now lads are starting to come back, so we’ve just got to stick together and we’ll definitely pick up some wins.”
Like Cummins, Wakefield coach Richard Agar has seen his small squad badly affected by injuries in recent weeks.
This week he signed former Bradford star Lee Gilmour, 36, from Castleford to boost his numbers.
Addy is confident of a vast improvement from last week’s dismal defeat against Catalan Dragons in the south of France.
The homegrown 23-year-old continued: “There was no excuse for last week’s performance.
“We didn’t get off to the best of starts and it took us a while to recover.
“In spells we looked dangerous but overall it wasn’t good enough and Sunday’s game is definitely a must-win now.
“There is no secret it’s probably going to be a fight at the bottom with us and Wakefield, so we need to get the two points this weekend.”
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