HULL FC duo Joe Cator and Jack Brown are with the Bulls for the right reasons.

That was John Kear’s view after an encouraging first glimpse of the young pair in Sunday’s win over Oldham.

Cator and Brown were the first players to be involved this season from the dual-reg arrangement with Lee Radford’s side.

And Kear was pleased with the way they both bought in to their new surroundings.

He said: “I thought they did a pretty good job.

“They trained with us Thursday and Saturday and obviously we’ve spent a bit of time one-on-one with them. I was very pleased.

“The best thing is they didn’t come here saying, ‘I’m a Super League player playing Championship rugby’.

“They came here wanting to play for Bradford Bulls in the first team and they played really well.

“The crux of any dual-reg players is having that right attitude.”

Kear made the changes at Bower Fold after criticising the performance of some players in the Challenge Cup tie against Underbank.

The likes of Liam Kirk, Adam Rooks and Thomas Doyle were all left out of the 17 at the weekend.

Kear added: “The message is when you get the opportunity, make it difficult for me to take the shirt off you.

“I spoke to every single one of them and they know exactly where I felt they let themselves down.

“They know what they need to work on to get in the team and stay there and hopefully they’ll attempt to do that.

“You saw the response (from the previous week) in the first 20 minutes and that’s what won us the game.

“We’re building and we’ll get better. There were some great signs but equally there were some not-so-great ones in the second half and we’ll address those.”

The debrief will include cutting down on the penalties after the Bulls invited pressure by conceding a flurry of them.

"We'll have to because it got ridiculous.

"I think we had made eight errors and Oldham one until Danny Bridge came up with two late on. We’d also given eight penalties away.

"So where are you going to be playing the game? You’re going to be playing in your own 20.

“That’s where we were but for the most they defended very well.”