LONDON Skolars are looking to bounce back from a poor League One campaign last year by claiming the prized scalp of the Bulls at Odsal tomorrow.

The Skolars only managed to finish 11th in the 2017 regular season, before being comprehensively beaten in the League One Shield final by Hunslet.

They had a decent start to the new campaign with a hard-fought 24-24 draw against North Wales Crusaders a fortnight ago.

Yet coach Jermaine Coleman explained afterwards that his side have to keep their expectations realistic this season.

"Everyone enters the league wanting to do well as they can," he said.

"I think maybe we were a victim of our own success over the last couple of seasons. We did well to make the top eight and then maybe overshot ourselves last year and expected too much.

"Off the back of that, the harder we tried I think the worse we played.

"We've been a little bit more conservative about what we want to do and we've spoken about enjoying our time together more – and off the back of that, we'll get results."

The Skolars were narrowly beaten in the Challenge Cup last weekend, losing 16-14 to fellow League One side Whitehaven.

But Coleman tried to put a positive spin on his side's tricky fixture list, saying: "They have not been kind to us this year.

"It's a tough start but it's good for the boys to spend some time together and it helps with that bonding process at the start of the season. We'll look forward to it."

Weather permitting, the Skolars will take on the Bulls tomorrow at 3pm.