BULLS are hopeful Tuoyo Egodo can play a part in the play-offs if they end up in them.

The 20-year-old centre left Sunday’s 24-16 win at Oldham on crutches with an injured ankle.

Egodo is receiving treatment back at parent club Castleford as they assess the extent of the damage.

But with the Bulls expected to finish second in League One, they are keeping their fingers crossed he will recover in time for the play-off semi-final in a fortnight.

Egodo has settled in well since arriving on loan last month, scoring five tries in six appearances including a hat-trick against Keighley.

Coach John Kear said: “We’ve picked up three or four injuries. It’s part of the job of the medical staff now to assess them.

“Then we can identify the problems, how long they are going to be out and how we can get them back on the field as soon as possible.

“It’s difficult to say how long they will be out until we’ve had a good look at them.”

After the Jekyll and Hyde display against the Roughyeds, Kear has played down talk of potentially facing them again in a promotion shoot-out a week on Sunday.

“It’s too far to look,” he added. “You can’t look at all the permutations or you’ll go mad.

“Everybody did that with the league structure.

“What you’ve got to do is what we know. We’re playing Hemel next week and we know we have to play a sight better than we did.

“We completed only 30 per cent in the second half. If you’re going to do that, all you’ll do is play a game of attack v defence.

“Unfortunately for us we were the defenders. But they did it well and managed to close a win.”

Kear was pleased with rookie second-row Matty Storton, who scored a second try in only his third senior appearance.

“It was a good try that he scored. I thought he was one of the steady Eddies in the second half and didn’t come up with the errors - that was more the high-profile players.”