JOHN Kear intends to throw everyone in as the Bulls sign off their pre-season against York tomorrow.

He will field two different teams for the Knights friendly to make sure the whole squad is up to speed for the new campaign the following week.

The Bulls face London Broncos in the Championship curtain-raiser while the reserves kick off against Hull FC.

Kear said: “It will be beneficial to everyone. It will be a final contact to allow the reserves to play well next Saturday and us to start well against London.

“It has been a busy pre-season but we’ve fulfilled all our obligations to other teams and the slate is wiped clean.

“It will be a test against York. They came third last year and were full value for coming third.

“I’ve spoken to James Ford and he wasn’t happy with their performance at Halifax. I’m certain he will have had a word or two with some players about smartening certain aspects of their game.”

Kear was heavily critical of the way his team played against Dewsbury last week, questioning their attitude after the more glamorous dates at Leeds and Castleford.

“It was a step back and we need to accept that,” he added.

“Dewsbury were very good and played the percentages outstandingly well. I acknowledge that but we are interested in ourselves and we feel as if it was a step back on previous games against Castleford and Leeds.

“I was delighted with those and I was ecstatic with what the reserves turned out at Hunslet.

“Last week was the worst one we’ve had and we are trying to rectify that."

Tomorrow offers another vital tune-up for the Bulls as they get to grips with their new temporary home at the Tetleys Stadium.

“We got a lot of logistical things wrong and need to make sure we get them right this time,” said Kear.

“It is our second game at Dewsbury and I am sure we will make advances on and off the field.

“I am hoping it has the spice of past games against York. That is the best preparation and we play them in round two which is what we have had to factor in.

“It is important we play well but last year we won in pre-season and they did the double. If they win tomorrow and we then beat them twice in the Championship, I'll be more than happy."

The visit to Bootham Crescent on February 9 is sandwiched between home dates with London and Featherstone. The Bulls have been handed the toughest possible start.

Kear said: “I have watched the London Saints game and London against Hull – you know when you’re having a good look it is round the corner.

“It’s very exciting but there’s also a bit of trepidation and anxiety. All those mixed emotions but that’s why we are in the game."