JOHN Kear says Bulls must aim to make their temporary home at Dewsbury Rams a 'fortress'.

Bradford enjoyed an immediate taste of the Tetley's Stadium experience on Sunday with a 34-10 Championship victory.

That came just two days after the club announced they had agreed a two-year deal to move to the Rams following their decision to leave Odsal.

Match report: New home proves sweet for Bulls at Dewsbury

Bulls have won eight of their 12 home league games this campaign - losing just three, with their only defeat since early March coming against runaway league leaders Toronto - while also enjoying a famous Challenge Cup win over old foes Leeds Rhinos.

Kear's men will be tasked with trying to emulate that form on a smaller pitch at Rams.

The head coach said: "It's a tidy little stadium and creates a great atmosphere when the fans are on top of the players - though we could do with a windbreak behind the posts!

"You’ve just got to adapt. Should we be playing here next year, we’ll relish playing here and hopefully we can make this a fortress just like we have made Odsal a fortress this season."

Fans have expressed dismay that the Bulls are moving out of the city, with the cost of moving to Horsfall Stadium, where Bradford (Park Avenue) play, being claimed as 'uneconomic' by Bulls chairman Andrew Chalmers.

Asked if supporters would be put off by moving out of Bradford, Kear said: "I honestly don't know. I know Sheffield have played at Doncaster and played at Wakefield so it isn't the first time it has happened at a club.

"If circumstances dictate that's got to happen, then that's got to happen. All we can do is get on with preparing and playing rugby as best we possibly can and I think that was demonstrated at Dewsbury on Sunday.

"Despite the off-field disruptions this week the players demonstrated that in bucket-loads."

Asked if he thought the majority of Bulls fans would continue to support the club in Dewsbury, Kear said: "I'd like to think so because it is their club. It might not be playing out of Odsal but it is the fans' club.

"I always feel that owners or coaches or players are just custodians in that position for a certain amount of time.

"You need to leave it in a better position than it was when you joined. That's certainly my aim – that when I leave Bradford Bulls, the performance department will be in a better state than it was when I joined.

"I believe the owners and the directors will want to leave the club in a better state than when they joined. If this is part of the journey, then we’ve got to embrace it."

Meanwhile, it remains unclear whether the Bulls relocation application to Dewsbury will be considered for formal approval at the Rugby Football League board meeting on Friday.

The RFL initially stated they had not received an application when Bulls announced their decision on Thursday night but details have since been submitted and are being scrutinised by the governing body.