BRADFORD Bulls winger Jy Hitchcox is eagerly anticipating Friday night’s crunch clash at the Sheffield Eagles for more than one reason.

John Kear’s outfit have won two out of two at the start of their season in the Betfred Championship following promotion.

They will look to prove their credentials in a top-of-the-table clash at Sheffield’s Olympic Legacy Park but number five Hitchcox is seeking more than just a win.

Check out how Hitchcox and the Bulls got on in their last game at Swinton Lions The Bulls winger is also hoping to get to grips with his counterpart Ben Blackmore.

Hitchcox said: “I’m looking forward to getting one on my mate Ben Blackmore, if I can.”

The Bulls man is Blackmore’s senior by four years, but the pair shared time on the pitch together at Featherstone Rovers during the 2015 season.

Blackmore, 25, joined Sheffield Eagles in 2016 and already has a try to his name this season in his side’s impressive win over the Bulls' most recent opponents, Swinton Lions.

Hitchcox said: “Look, they had a good win last week, and I think they just narrowed Barrow this week, and it should be a good contest on a fast pitch, so I’m looking forward to it.”

The Australian was wrongly credited for a try against Featherstone and the same thing happened against Swinton.

He said: “I think Minny (Elliot Minchella) scored it (against Swinton) and they’ve given it to me, so that’s two weeks in a row.

“Dane scored the previous week, they gave it to me. Minny scored this week, they’ve given it to me, so if that keeps happening, if someone’s got me on top try scorer, you’re laughing!

He added: “I saw Minny coming around my back and I just flicked it out the back to him and he was lucky enough to pick it up and dive over in the corner. A bit of luck, a bit of skill, a bit of everything.”

The Bulls’ 10-minute salvo at the end of the Swinton game, where they scored two quick-fire tries, provides a warning for the rest of the division that Kear’s men mean business.

Hitchcox said: “I’m very optimistic, I don’t see why we can’t go the whole way.

“I strive each week for a win, so we’re all setting personal goals, we’re setting team goals and there’s no reason why we can’t just keep on winning, keep this thing going.

“I think the top four teams play each other this week and, if we get the win against Sheffield we’re top, and continue that form, there’s no looking back.”