JOHN Kear is confident the stormy weather will not blow the Bulls off course as they build up to tackle Featherstone.

Last year’s play-off finalists are next up at the Tetley’s Stadium on Sunday after last week’s postponement at York.

It has been a disjointed period since the narrow loss to London on opening day because of the extreme conditions.

But Kear insists the unexpected lay-off is not a big issue in their preparation to face another of the Championship’s promotion favourites.

He said: “You must expect it this time of year.

“I know full well the players have felt really re-energised. It could be a good thing.

“But they said that when we trained Monday and Tuesday, they’d wished they’d have played instead!

“We’ve done as much as we can but it just affects the quality. There’s nothing you can do about that.

“We’ve got to try and prepare as best we can and, come Sunday, play as best we can.”

Kear had named an unchanged squad for Bootham Crescent and is set to stick with the same against James Webster’s side, who opened their campaign with a 38-18 win at Batley.

“We’ve got some good prep in the bank anyway, so it’s not something I’m overly concerned with," added the Bulls coach.

“As long as we can get out tomorrow and cross T’s and dot I’s and make it very Featherstone specific, I’ll be okay with that.

“I’m pretty confident we’ll play well and should we do that, we’ll have a half-decent chance of winning.”