JOHN Kear believes Bulls must learn to keep their consistency up if they are to become a major force again.

Despite a convincing win against London Skolars, the head coach was not impressed with his side who he felt let their standards drop in the second half.

Kear is determined to instil a ruthless mentality among his squad as he looks to take them back up the leagues.

He said: "We’ve got to grow and develop into a team that can get promotion but once we’ve got promotion, we need to grow and develop into a team that can be more than competitive in the Championship.

"And if we play like that (against Skolars), we wouldn’t be. There is no doubt about that. It was very disappointing."

Kear hailed Ethan Ryan as an example to follow after the winger celebrated his birthday with a four-try virtuoso performance, which was the highlight of the day.

He said: "I think Ethan is a really good player. He is 22, has real ability and plys his trade so consistently. "What I like about Ethan is he is consistent.

"Too many players who were outstanding two weeks ago or last week have come down and, my God, they have come down with a bump.

"We need to aspire to consistency – individually and as a group and I don’t think we achieved that against Skolars."

Bulls went into the London game on the back of a record 124-0 thrashing of West Wales and Kear believes the runaway victory had a negative impact on attitudes.

He said: "I don’t think it has had a very good affect on us. I think York possibly had a hangover (from their record win over West Wales a week earlier) and I think we’ve possibly had one as well. It is difficult to get over hangovers like that.

"It is possible that York will feel they didn’t score enough against Coventry (whom they beat 58-18) and they have conceded points against them.

"We might feel the same with our game and we need to make sure it is better on Friday because we have got a challenge.

"If we play like that against Newcastle we will lose, believe you me."