Matthew Elliott's Bulls squad have suffered a further double injury blow as they bid to overcome a confidence crisis.

Skipper Graeme Bradley will definitely miss the champions' Friday night trip to Sheffield Eagles while fellow Aussie Danny Peacock is facing possible knee surgery.

Bradley broke his nose in Sunday's defeat by Leeds Rhinos and his longer term prospects will only become clear after further medical checks on Friday.

"The scale of the break can vary but Graeme spent two nights in hospital and certainly won't be fit this weekend," explained Elliott.

"At this stage he must also be doubtful for the Hull game the following week."

But Elliott cleared the Rhinos former Keighley Cougars second-rower Darren Fleary of any blame saying: "It was a slip and a complete accident."

Peacock is also causing some concern and will undergo a scan on Friday to assess the extent of the damage which forced him to retire in the second-half against the Rhinos.

The news follows the loss of prop Paul Anderson and hooker James Lowes.

Anderson is out for the season with knee trouble while Lowes has missed the opening two matches after a knee operation. Lowes will be back in contention for the visit to Humberside.

"You have to learn to live with these sort of things. What is important at this stage is that we all work harder because confidence is a little down at the moment and that will only return through good results and performances.

"I am not saying personal application and attitude is bad it just needs redirecting."

Elliott meanwhile has taken former Widnes and White-haven centre Mike Pechey on a week's trial.

Aussie Pechey, who has had a spell with rugby union club Bedford this season, has English family and would not count on the overseas quota.

"We are just taking a look at him in training at this stage," said Elliott who has been keen to boost his three-quarter strength for some time.

But he denied reports of interest in Wigan winger Rob Smyth who has been unable to force his way into the Warriors ranks recently after recovering from injury.

Meanwhile the League were deciding today whether to call Leeds Rhinos centre Richie Blackmore before tomorrow's disciplinary committee.

Blackmore, who escaped with a spell in the sin-bin, was strongly criticised for his part in the incident which led to the dismissal of Bulls forward Sonny Nickle in Sunday's derby at Odsal.

The second-rower is considering making a personal appearance in a bid to escape the ban which would rule him out of the clash with his former club Sheffield Eagles at the Don Valley Stadium on Friday night.

The Bulls televised clash with St Helens, scheduled for Friday, May 8, has been switched to Sunday, May 10 with a 7.05pm kick-off.

The match will still be featured by Sky Sports.

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