THE Bulls aren’t getting ahead of themselves in the race to get out of League One.

John Kear’s men are expected to notch a 10th straight win when they make a first-ever trip to Coventry’s Butts Park Arena this afternoon.

With a perfect record since mid-April, the Bulls still have a two-point lead on York City Knights – who come to Odsal in three weeks’ time.

That is shaping up as a potential title decider for the one automatic promotion place.

But Kear is having none of it and insists nobody in the changing room is looking beyond their next challenge.

He said: “It’s the old Kenny Dalglish cliché but we’ll do one game at a time.

“I don’t think it’s something I need to flag up with the players. They are pretty astute.

“They know exactly what’s in front us, what we’ve done in the past and what we probably need to do in the future.

“I don’t need to be banging the drum about that. They are smart enough to realise.

“The only time we’ll be over the line is when the season finishes and we’re top of the league.

“Until then, we’ll keep plugging away and working hard. That doesn’t change.”

The Bulls beat Coventry 52-6 at Odsal in round seven – the first in the two-month winning run since their one league defeat at Workington. Only Championship leaders Toronto Wolfpack boast a longer unbeaten streak with 14 successes on the bounce.

Coventry have won just once this season but Kear anticipates a more demanding contest this time around. The Midlands side recently sealed a dual-reg agreement with Hull KR and have bolstered their ranks by borrowing first-team players Joe Cator and Brad Clavering.

He added: “They have improved getting the two Hull Kingston Rovers lads on loan and the logistics will be another challenge for us.

“We’ve obviously got all the travel to do and there’s a three-hour bus journey before we get down there. It will be a tough old game but we’re happy to embrace that and it doesn’t do any harm.

“I’ve been really pleased with what the players have come up with in terms of application. I don’t think it will be an issue.

“There’s an opportunity for people like Ross Oakes and it’s exciting to see what we’ll turn up. Hopefully it will be a very positive afternoon.”

Kear is happy to wait on hooker George Flanagan’s return to fitness from a broken hand. The hooker had been pushing for a chance this weekend having missed the last month.

“We don’t want George coming back and then redoing it,” said his coach. “It’s important we monitor where he’s at and make sure he is back at just the right time to have the rest of the season with us.

“He will be very important when he’s available. I’m expecting him to give us a firm lift, just as I am with Gregg McNally when he returns as well.”