JOHN Kear will not be unduly troubled if the Bulls lose ground in the League One title race this weekend – providing they have claimed another win.

All roads point to Wales in a battle for top spot that looks to be heading to the wire.

Kear’s side head for Wrexham tomorrow to face North Wales Crusaders while second-placed York are ready to fill their boots against whipping boys West Wales in Llanelli today.

The Knights are expected to win big and eat into the 92-point difference separating the top two.

But Kear is not getting too absorbed in the maths as he maintains his team’s focus on getting their own job done.

He said: “You can over-think things. The first thing to do is make sure we win – that’s the priority.

“There are still six games left, it’s not as if we’ve nailed our six and York have won theirs. We’ve both got some tough fixtures coming up.

“We’ve just got to make sure there’s a “W” against our name and then we’ll think about the points difference on Sunday night totting up the for and against.”

The Bulls have won both games since the Odsal loss to York which saw James Ford’s side draw level with them in the pursuit of the one automatic promotion slot.

The superior points difference remains in Bradford’s favour but Kear’s mindset is on plotting a successful raid over the border – not by how many they win by.

“My head would explode if I think like that,” he added. “You can be obsessed by thinking about what ifs.

“Ultimately there are no what ifs if you don’t win.

“You’ve got to keep things in perspective and in a processable chunks of one game at a time and that’s what we’ll do.

“It’s a tough task what we’ve been given but that’s what we’ve got to work towards.”

The Bulls marginally extended the points advantage last week as North Wales put up a stubborn effort in losing 30-0 at Bootham Crescent while the Bulls were also “nilling” Whitehaven 46-0.

Kear said: “We obviously can’t have any influence over the York games and just look after ourselves.

“If somebody had said we’d have a 46-point victory against Whitehaven I’d have bitten their hand off. The York fixture came through pretty well for us as well.

“But it also serves as a warning and a shot across our bows that North Wales can’t be taken lightly.

“They are obviously a good team. They caused York some problems and were very difficult to break down.

“It was 12-0 at half-time and what struck me was how hard they worked for each other.

“They will provide a test and I don’t think we’ll come out the right side of the points differential this week.”

The stats from Odsal made satisfying reading for Kear, especially in the first half, and he is backing the Bulls to deliver the same level of performance at the Queensway Stadium.

“I think the team are getting better,” he said. “We were excellent in the first half last week – there were three errors in 19 sets and we missed three tackles.

“That’s a pretty good half of rugby league and that half did for Whitehaven over 80 minutes.

“I think we’re a dangerous team and I’m very confident we’ll finish with a spring in our step.”