BRADFORD Bulls are halfway to wiping out their 12-point deduction in the Kingstone Press Championship.

And next up in the league are massive games against three of the four clubs who are immediately above them.

They face next-to-bottom Dewsbury Rams (home on Sunday, March 26), who have lost all five of their matches so far; fifth-from-bottom Oldham (away on Sunday, April 2) and third-from-bottom Sheffield Eagles (home on Sunday, April 9).

But the Bulls' interim head coach Leigh Beattie isn't giving a second's thought to those games this week, which could, in theory, get rid of the rest of their points deficit.

"I am just concentrating on this weekend's match," said Beattie, ahead of the Ladbrokes Challenge Cup fourth-round tie at home to in-form Featherstone Rovers, "and will think about them when this game is out of the way."

The Bulls have announced a dual registration agreement with Hunslet, who have had similar arrangements in the past with Rovers and Leeds Rhinos.

Bulls chairman Andrew Chalmers said: “We have high expectations for the level of success we intend to achieve in our combination with Hunslet.

“It’s a great thing for our players to still be playing the great game of rugby and not stray away from our club.

“Players now have the ability to stay match fit, as well as continue to develop their skills.

"It will benefit the younger members of the side, especially as they can pick up plenty of much-needed first-team experience.”

Meanwhile, London Skolars have signed Bulls youngsters Keenen Tomlinson and Brandon Pickersgill on loan.

Skolars' general manager Jac Davies said: “We’re delighted to add Brandon and Keenen to the squad.

"We are keen to attract and develop young talent. We are suffering with several injuries at present and Jermaine (Coleman) has done a cracking job in being able to attract these players to the club.”

Coleman said: “Brandon is an exciting half-back or ful lback and will bring in some much-needed cover to the group.

"He has a good kicking game and excellent support and running abilities which will make him a great addition to the squad.

"Keenen is another exciting young utility player. He’s a great athlete with a great skill-set.

"He’s a Jamaican international and featured in both winter tests against Ireland and Wales.”