GEORGE Flanagan says it's time for Bradford Bulls to regroup, repay the fans and show the play-offs are still in sight.

The enigmatic hooker admits the Bulls were deflated after their 52-20 drubbing over the Pennines at Leigh.

But Flanagan added that the side are a tough group and will look to give it their best shot in the final ten games of the Betfred Championship season.

He said: "We can't serve that up, as players we know it's not good enough.

"At full-time there, a couple of the lads from the leadership group spoke and really fired some 'Fs and Jeffs' into us.

"We'll go into training and regroup.

"We've got 10 games left this season to get in that top-five.

"It's not away from us as of yet, so we've just got to keep positive."

Flanagan provided a brief moment of light in the torrid Leigh storm, when he latched onto a Ross Peltier offload to score the first try of the second-half.

But, with the semblance of a comeback on, he gave away a penalty moments later which led to the Lancashire side putting further points on the board.

He said: "Me personally, I feel rubbish because of what I dished up.

"I gave a couple of penalties away.

"I know I play on the edge a little bit, but I just let the emotions get to me.

"It's because I care, I care for this club, I love the people here and I really do want to get this club back where it belongs.

"At 32 now, I want to give it my best shot from now until the end of the season."

The next hurdle in Bulls' way will be a fifth meeting of the year with Halifax.

Kear's men now sit four points adrift of the play-off spot and desperately need to build some momentum with time running out in the race for promotion.

Flanagan said: "All these games are must-win games.

"I don't think there's one rugby league player at this club, or one player at this club, who goes out and thinks I'll give it an easy ride today because we're going to win.

"We've stepped up a division now and we've got a lot of good players, a lot of good blokes.

"We're honest and we don't go out there to lose games at all.

"Not one little bit and we'll give it 110 per cent.

He added: "There's no better way to comeback in that Yorkshire derby next week, back at Odsal.

"Hopefully the fans will turn up.

"I know they always do and hopefully we can repay them a little bit and give it a good finish to the end of the season."