JOHN Kear hopes to keep the Bulls in their “happy place” by making it three wins on the bounce.

They face newly-promoted Whitehaven in Cumbria on Sunday aiming to build on impressive displays against Halifax and Dewsbury.

“They’ve worked very hard to get to that good place so all credit to the players,” said Kear. “I think they’ve done a great job up to now.

“But obviously it’s not time for patting ourselves on the back because we need to maintain the work ethic and focus we’ve demonstrated in the past couple of weeks.

“I feel they are getting there. We’ve got to be smart so that we can maintain this good place we are in.

“The normality of a week’s preparation is returning. It’s not something that’s strange now, it’s becoming the norm.

“I just can’t wait for the full norm when we can get fans back in.

“You wouldn’t think that’s far off providing everything goes well and we are sensible as a society. We won’t jump the gun but our only focus now is Whitehaven on Sunday.”

Youngster Billy Jowitt took a knock in training on Tuesday and is being assessed but otherwise Kear will pick from the same squad for the Recreation Ground trip.

Meanwhile, Matty Dawson-Jones has had a scan on his knee after suffering a reaction from one of the running sessions. The winger is continuing his rehab after a shoulder injury.

Kear added: “Matty is doing a lot of running at the minute and he really enjoyed coming back. We sent him for a scan just to make sure that he’s okay.

“There’s no timescale on him yet but everything is on schedule with Sam (Hallas) and Matty.”