JOE Keyes is determined to repay the Bulls fans for their unstinting support by ending a tough campaign with two more victories.

With relegation to League One already confirmed, Bradford looked set to exit the Championship with a whimper.

Yet three wins from their last four games has finally given the supporters something to cheer – and grounds for optimism ahead of next season in the third tier.

Half-back Keyes was quick to herald those fans following the weekend's 32-18 triumph over Sheffield Eagles at Wakefield's Belle Vue stadium.

Now he hopes victories over Dewsbury and Rochdale in the final two games of the season can give the Bulls faithful some genuine belief.

"Our fans were outstanding again on Sunday, especially in that last 15 minutes when they really carried us home," said Keyes.

"We know how much it means to them and we know we haven't been good enough all year for them. They're a credit to the club, turn out every week, sing our songs and really get behind us, so we can't fault them.

"We just want to get these last two wins for them, to give them the rewards they deserve and hopefully carry that into next season."

Looking back on a tough campaign that never recovered from the Bulls' initial 12-point deduction, Keyes reflected: "The thing we're disappointed about is that we can do it and we know we can do it – and we could have done it all year – but obviously our performances haven't been up to scratch.

"We're not where we want to be, or where the fans want to be, but to keep putting in performances like we have recently, even when we're struggling at the bottom, has to be a good sign."

On his own future plans, Keyes added: "Nothing's been decided yet. I haven't signed anything, so I'm keeping my options open and we'll see what happens."