JOHN Kear is hoping the Bulls bandwagon does not grind to a halt because of the big freeze.

The club are still optimistic tomorrow's game against London Skolars will go ahead at Odsal, with a pitch inspection planned for 9am this morning.

The surface has survived the plummeting temperatures and a snow plough is on hand to clear the approaches to the stadium.

But they are in the hands of the wintry weather – at both ends of the country – with the opposition not due to travel up from Haringey until early tomorrow morning.

The Bulls' pre-match preparations have already been affected. With the squad not getting in for training this week, Kear sent players the weights schedule to do at their nearest gym to home.

He has been unable to go through drills specific to the visitors – but insists morale is flying high after starting the season with back-to-back wins.

Kear said: "We have been hamstrung but then again, I'm pretty comfortable that the players are drilled enough about our structures and systems that they are able to perform really well if the game is on.

"We are in a good place and obviously when you're in a good place, you want to play.

"It's about keeping the momentum going. But we've got to expect that what we're experiencing is very infrequent and people have got to be safe.

"I don't think the pitch will be a problem. It's more about people being able to get there and leave okay.

"You have to make an early call because obviously they'll be setting off very early tomorrow morning to travel up. It is a quandary."

Vila Halafihi and Liam Johnson are ruled out with minor injuries from the Challenge Cup romp against West Wales.

But Dane Chisholm is pencilled in for a longer stint after successfully coming through his first outing in eight months.

Kear said: "Dane had 35 minutes and it's my intention, should the game be on, to give him 55 tomorrow.

"We're trying to build him up to an 80-minute performance, so that will be his role this week.

"The only injuries we've got now are Vila Halafihi, who has a dead leg, and Liam Johnson with a dead arm.

"We're very healthy but obviously if the game is played, those two won't be risked.

"We've got people 100 per cent without any bumps or bruises, willing, able and eager to take their places."

Having scraped past York on opening day, the Bulls rattled up 82 points at home to the Raiders – but Kear has warned the Odsal faithful not to expect a repeat tomorrow.

"It's been good because we've had one where we had to work hard and grind the game out and another where we were very comfortable from early on," he said.

"But I still felt our application for the main part was very good. There was the odd lapse in concentration, the most blatant being when Steve Parry scored.

"I think those type of games will be very few and far between, in all honesty.

"We prepped early on for London. I watched both their games – North Wales was very competitive and they then went to Whitehaven, who are third favourites to win the title, and missed a kick at the end to take it into extra-time.

"They are certainly no mugs. If a team can go to Whitehaven and be as competitive as that, I think it's going to be a fair old challenge for us."

Skolars coach Jermaine Coleman has said his players will not be fazed because they are not clued up about the Bulls' trophy-laden past. Kear agrees that past glories should have no impact now.

The Bradford coach said: "We're as well taking the history of the club out of it because we're dealing with the situation that we're in at this moment in time – League One.

"We're adhering to that as well. We're approaching each game as it should but obviously the big question is whether we are going to be playing."