Adam Sidlow happy if Bradford Bulls keep things simple

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Adam Sidlow celebrates a try in the opening match of the season against Wakefield Adam Sidlow celebrates a try in the opening match of the season against Wakefield

Adam Sidlow believes today’s clash with Castleford could be a war of attrition between the respective packs – but that suits the Bulls prop just fine.

The Provident Stadium pitch was covered in snow earlier this week and, although that has since melted, the surface could still resemble a mudbath.

Sidlow, who has impressed following his close-season arrival from Salford, said: “That could play into our hands a little bit.

“It means we’ll just have to keep the game really simple by moving the ball around the pitch and letting our backs take over.”

After an arduous pre-season which saw Francis Cummins’ men train six days a week, the fitness levels in the Bulls squad have looked strong.

Sidlow admits that training has been far tougher than at his previous club.

He said: “The hours are longer and the training is different, with a lot of weights, but the team is a lot fitter. Hopefully we will reap the benefits as the season progresses.”

Despite not setting any personal goals, Sidlow is happy to keep on improving his game and trying to force his way into the starting line-up.

Nick Scruton and Manase Manuokafoa have been Cummins’ starting front-rowers in the opening two rounds.

But Sidlow said: “You obviously try and improve each year and take each game at a time and if I’ve been successful at the end of the year, then that’s brilliant.”

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7:36am Sat 16 Feb 13

axlef1963 says...

fingers crossed this game has come at just the right time.with a heavy pitch well have to go back to basics and play a simple game plan.hopefully get a win.after the wakefield win weve got to remember were we are know and were we were last year keep the faith coyb
fingers crossed this game has come at just the right time.with a heavy pitch well have to go back to basics and play a simple game plan.hopefully get a win.after the wakefield win weve got to remember were we are know and were we were last year keep the faith coyb axlef1963

9:57am Sat 16 Feb 13

Tricky Dicky says...

Hull should have won at Saints, last night, so their form looks good and the defeat in Hull last week appears to be a good effort on the Bulls part. Castleford were in an energy-sapping arm wrestle with Leeds, last week, and their coach, Mr Millward, is not too sure about how much that has taken out of his players. He might just playing a game of shadows but I think the last thing Castleford want is a heavy pitch. I would expect to see a tight game, a lot of it down the middle with the big boys, with the Bulls pulling away in the last quarter to win comfortably. They just have to make sure that they make fewer mistakes than the opposition and have a good kicking game.
Hull should have won at Saints, last night, so their form looks good and the defeat in Hull last week appears to be a good effort on the Bulls part. Castleford were in an energy-sapping arm wrestle with Leeds, last week, and their coach, Mr Millward, is not too sure about how much that has taken out of his players. He might just playing a game of shadows but I think the last thing Castleford want is a heavy pitch. I would expect to see a tight game, a lot of it down the middle with the big boys, with the Bulls pulling away in the last quarter to win comfortably. They just have to make sure that they make fewer mistakes than the opposition and have a good kicking game. Tricky Dicky

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