ROWAN Milnes is confident the Bulls will quickly get to grips with life in Dewsbury.

London Broncos spoiled their first competitive outing at the Tetley’s Stadium with a narrow win on the Championship opening day.

But Milnes saw good signs from John Kear’s team as they adapt to playing at their new temporary home.

He renewed his half-back partnership with Jordan Lilley and believes both of them are settling into Dewsbury’s tighter surroundings.

Milnes said: “It’s probably the smallest ground in the Championship so it’s taken us a few games to really get used to.

“You’ve got to rein it in a bit with your kicking, especially with the wind.

“You can’t really give too many seven tackle sets away. If you do that, they are straight on your line.

“But we’ll get there. We’re going to have to because we’re here all year.

“It obviously does take a while. I’ve played at Odsal since I was 16 and a lot of the boys came through the academy.

“It’s a different environment but we need to make it as much of a home as it can be.

“Make this place a fortress for the 2020 season, so that when teams come here they know they’ve got a tough game ahead of them.

“It’s not ideal, we’d probably prefer to be at Odsal. But we’re here now because of circumstances and we’ve got to get on with it.”

The Bulls ran the fancied Broncos close with three second-half tries to get within four points.

But Milnes, back at the club on loan for the season from Hull KR, insists they can step up a gear for Sunday’s visit to old rivals York.

“We had a fair few debutants and there were a lot of positive signs,” he added. “But we can’t just rest on our laurels and be happy pushing a team close.

“We wanted to get the two points and we didn’t manage to finish that off.

“These first three games are a really good benchmark. We’ll move on to York and hopefully pick up our first win there.

“They always give us a tough game and play in a similar way to us.

“They lost last week like we did so it’s going to be a really important two points. We’ll regroup and be ready for round two.”