GEORGE Flanagan has demanded the Bulls get “back on the wagon” against Dewsbury after their Challenge Cup close call.

John Kear’s men return to Championship duty on Sunday when the Rams visit Odsal.

Kear will be expecting a much-improved display after blasting his team’s attitude as they scraped past Keighley last weekend.

And Flanagan agrees the Bulls need to show a response after their “dumb” display at Cougar Park where they sneaked a 14-12 win over their League One neighbours.

The nuggety hooker said: “We were nowhere near where we should be.

“But it’s been a tough start and we haven’t peaked yet.

“It was probably the dumbest performance I’ve been involved with since I’ve been here.

“I don’t think we gave Keighley enough respect. We thought we could just turn up and blow them away.

“We were miles off. But hopefully get back on that wagon this week.

“We just need to keep playing week in, week out like we did against Leigh.”

Flanagan is one of only four players to have appeared in every game so far – a record he is keen to maintain in the push for a play-off place.

He added: “I’m ever present and want to continue that. I want to play every game I possibly can for Bradford Bulls.

“Dewsbury are no mugs. I know a few lads down there and they are all playing for each other.

“They’ll want to come to Odsal and want to knock us off.

“We’ve got a lot of injuries at the minute but we’ve still got a big enough squad to cover those positions. We’ve got quality personnel.”