BRANDON Pickersgill says pressure is bubbling on those above in the Betfred Championship.

Bradford Bulls kept their quest for a miracle in the play-off race alive on Sunday, after an emphatic 46-22 win at Barrow Raiders.

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The Odsal outfit are dependent on the results of others if they are to sneak in at the last - they sit five adrift of fifth with just six points left to play for.

But, full-back Pickersgill says Bulls are focused on the task at hand and wouldn't discount someone slipping up somewhere.

He added: "All we can do is take each game as it comes and we’ll try to win every game.

"There’s massive pressure on those above us, so all we are going to do and continue to do is take each game as it comes.

"That performance against Barrow, that ticked one of four off. We need another three wins now and hopefully those above us slip up and we can get in that top five.

"York have suffered at Toronto on Saturday and they’ve got a tough game against Toulouse this week.

"All we can do is keep the pressure on and keep winning and then, they’ll have one eye on our games I’m sure over these coming weeks."

Pickersgill was the best player on the pitch against Barrow, but has had to contend with a mixed reaction from supporters across the season.

The 22-year-old youth product has started two games in a row now, after a knock ruled him out against York, and he was pleased with his performance in such testing conditions.

Pickersgill said: "The wind all game was in our faces and I was moving all over for that last kick.

"I thought I’d caught it, unfortunately I made an error.

"But I’ll look at that and see if I can rectify that for next time we play.

"The weather against Barrow, it wasn’t very good. The wind was all over.

"The boys did well. Our kick pressure was outstanding.

"I missed out against York a few weeks ago with a little injury, so it’s good to perform well.

"It’s what I need to do, keep performing week-on-week.

"There’s loads of good players who can play full-back, so I just need to do my best."

Next up for the Bulls is a derby day visit to Dewsbury Rams, where their final destination could be sorted once and for all.

Pickersgill expects a difficult test, but knows what Bulls must do.

He said: "It’s a really tough game. They only lost by one last week to Featherstone.

"We know what we’re in for next week, it’ll be a real battle.”

"There’s only three games left now and all we can do is play our best and try win every game.

"It’s out of our hands at the end of the day."