JORDAN Lilley can see a play-off team in the making at Odsal.

The Bulls remain hot on the heels of the top five after three wins in a row.

They head into Sunday’s home clash with Swinton still euphoric from the gutsy 26-24 weekend success in France over Toulouse – which followed on from trouncing Widnes 62-0.

Having conquered the high-flying French in sweltering heat, which saw the game split into four quarters, Lilley insists all eyes are now looking upwards in the Championship run-in.

He said: “We are building something really special at the minute.

“We can’t get carried away with ourselves after these two really good performances but we can take some real confidence out of them.

“Now we can start believing we are a top-five team and we can achieve great things if we stick together and work for one another.

“We know how good we can be and what quality we’ve got in the squad. We know we should be in that top five.

“We also know how bad we can be if we’re not on (our game) like we were at Leigh.

“Since that game, everyone’s had a look at themselves and started working for each other and putting our bodies on the line.”

Lilley claimed assists in two of the Bulls tries for Jake Webster and Brandon PIckersgill. He admits the return of Joe Keyes alongside him in the halves after such a long absence has lifted a weight off his shoulders.

“It’s brilliant to have my half-back partner back,” he added. “Three from three we are now and hopefully we can carry that on.

“It does take a lot of pressure off me. I don’t have to be as involved – I don’t have to be running round everywhere but can pick my moments and I feel I’m getting better at doing that.

“We are just starting to click really well and I’m just excited to see where we can go. Hopefully we both stay fit.

“We’ve done it tough this season and had quite a lot of injuries. But we’re starting to get bodies back with Joe and Jy (Hitchcox) and hopefully we will soon have Greeny (James Green) and Rhys Evans.

“You get that quality back in your team and you’re going to get that consistency.”

Lilley is looking forward to a return to more comfortable conditions against Swinton after battling the high temperature and humidity in the south of France.

“It was ridiculous,” he said, “probably the warmest game I’ve ever played in.

“We knew it would come down to who completes best, kicks well and controls the game well.

“It’s massive for us. Not many teams go over there and get the win.

“They were sitting second in the league and we just cut that gap. We’ve jumped above Sheffield and it just starts to put pressure on the (teams at the) top.

“They start looking down and thinking ‘we’re coming’.”