ETHAN Ryan is set to beat the pain barrier to play for Bradford Bulls at Dewsbury Rams tomorrow.

The 21-year-old, who had only just returned from a broken jaw suffered against Hull KR in July, left the field with a shoulder injury during the Bulls' 32-18 victory over Sheffield Eagles last Sunday at Belle Vue.

Winger or full back Ryan, who has scored a whopping 31 tries in 35 appearances for the Bulls since his debut last season, said: "It was quite sore after the game, and they were debating whether to send me for a scan or not, but they reckon it came out and went straight back into place.

"It is really sore at the minute and I haven't been doing much contact but it is not something that is going to put me out.

"It is an injury that I have picked up before, so it is nothing new and I know how to play with it.

"When I went off injured and they (Sheffield) came back, it could have gone one of two ways but we got a couple more tries and it was good to see us grind out the win.

"It was a very close game and a good fixture to return on."

The Bulls beat the Rams 56-18 at home in March but lost 38-12 away in June.

Ryan said: "We know that Dewsbury started the season quite poorly (they lost 12 of their first 13 matches in the regular season), but they have picked up quite a lot of form recently (they have won seven of their last ten in the regular season and three of their first five in the Championship Shield)."

However, Ryan admitted that he was confident of defeating the Rams this weekend.

He said: "We have done video on them, we have trained hard this week and there is a good vibe around the place at the moment.

"There is no way that we are getting to safety, so the pressure is off us.

"We beat them at home, they beat us away, so it is 1-1 at the moment but I am quite confident about beating them, even though they have hit a bit of form."

As for where he will be playing next season, Ryan admitted: "I am still waiting on what to do.

"Bradford want to keep me and have made me offers but I have had interest from elsewhere."