DANNY Brough is optimistic his Bull's side can inherit a winning DNA, after securing consecutive victories at the weekend against Dewsbury Rams.

The fixture saw Brough make his 500th club career appearance, while Bradford put on a quality display, to defeat their stadium landlords.

Bulls will be hoping the 35-14 win, is a sign of what's to come, as the "hosts" hope to put their opening day horror show against the Sheffield Eagles behind them.

And Brough, who scored a try and was exemplary from the tee, believes his side are on the track to instilling that Bull's winning DNA.

He said: "There is a lot of improvement that needs to be made. I think we've got to be renown for being one of those teams, that's gritty and no one wants to play.

"I hope we get that mentality. John talks about us aiming towards having that DNA, and I think we are steadily getting there."

On the victory itself, Brough said: "It gave us another step forward, after the huge step we took last week.

"I thought the first half performance this evening, was more like how we train, and I thought the big fellas gave us a great platform. The kicking wasn't great, but the chase rectified the kicking game.

"The lads dug it out in the middle, tackled really well and I feel their hard running got us more over the line, than mine and Jordan's skill today."

Brough was clapped on to the field by his teammates prior to kick off, as the experienced kicker joined the 500 club.

Discussing the achievement, Brough said: "I actually found out about it off Jordan Lilley having a coffee in Bradford.

"It's a great achievement and I'm really happy that the group of lads looked after me this week, but it's even more pleasing that we got the win, and in particular the performance in the first 40 mins.

"I was happier with the first-half than reaching my 500th club career appearance"

Bulls will travel to Whitehaven and Swinton Lions in the next two matches, before returning to the Tetley's Stadium to face Newcastle Thunder on May 17, where a crowd will be present for the first time this season.

On the prospect of fans returning, Brough said: "It will be great to have the fans back.

"Hopefully, we can put on a performance on for them. Newcastle had a great win against Sheffield today, but hopefully we can do that.

"I can't wait to play in front of the Bradford fans.

"The fans deserve some rugby now because they've missed out on far too much. I hope we can put a show on for them."