INTERIM coach Leigh Beattie has expressed his delight at the way things are improving for Bulls.

Although Australian coach Geoff Toovey is still not officially in charge due to a delay in paperwork, the Odsal outfit have invested in several new players and secured a first victory of the season last weekend at Swinton Lions.

Speaking ahead of tomorrow's home game against Toulouse Olympique, kick-off 3pm, Beattie said: "The squad is starting to shape up nicely now. It has got a nice balance of youth and experience and hopefully we can kick on."

Praising the work of new owners Andrew Chalmers and Graham Lowe, he said: "They have had to build the club again from scratch but they are getting on with stuff and things are starting to fall into place.

"We have gradually got better over the last few weeks and we turned the corner on Sunday (at Swinton). The lads have worked hard again this week, we have added a bit more experience, and there is a bit better atmosphere in the camp."

Former England international fullback Lee Smith, 30, and on loan Salford prop Daniel Murray, 20, are expected to make their debuts in Sunday's clash while French international second-rower Kevin Larroyer and former England hooker Scott Moore make their first home appearances after being plunged into the side at Swinton last weekend.

Stand-off Jordan Lilley, on loan from Leeds Rhinos, is also back in the squad after missing last weekend's game with an ankle injury.