GREGG McNally is eyeing one last pre-season chance to sharpen up his skills for the Bulls' big kick off.

Keighley Cougars visit Odsal on Sunday for the final friendly before the action starts for real with the League One opener at York 11 days from now.

A derby clash with the neighbours promises to provide a physical test to see in the new campaign – and full back McNally hopes to be in the thick of it.

The Ireland international made his debut in the Toronto defeat a fortnight ago, just four days after signing from Leigh Centurions, and has had more opportunity to bed in since in John Kear's squad.

McNally said: "I'm not sure what John's plans are but hopefully I'll get the nod to get more game-time under my belt.

"I'd trained on my own before coming here, so I was a bit sore when I started and I think it proved that against Toronto because I was a bit rusty.

"But the more time I get out there the better. It's all about getting minutes under our belts at this time of the year.

"Toronto was my first friendly I've finished in two years. It's pleasing for me not to have an injury but I just came off with cramp at the end.

"I'd only trained twice on the field with the boys before the game. It was a learning curve trying to get in new systems but something to build on."

McNally is also adapting to the 'hybrid' set-up at the club, with more than half of the players working during the day before training.

He said: "It's new for me, I've not really had that before. But I've been part-time in the past, so I know what it's like for them.

"We're a tight-knit group considering some are full-time and others part-time. It's a good mix and that can only help us on the field."