SAM Hallas admits the side are full of confidence as the play-off push continues, but warns against complacency against a "quality" Swinton Lions outfit.

The hooker featured in France last weekend as Bradford Bulls made it a third successive win to hone in on a place in the Betfred Championship top five.

Stuart Littler’s in-form Swinton Lions arrive at Odsal Stadium this weekend on the back of three wins in four – including a stunning 20-18 in Toulouse last month.

Hallas said: "We cannot afford to take Swinton lightly – they have a lot of quality and we cannot think we will breeze past them just because we won in Toulouse.

"Toulouse is done now, no point sitting on that because we have to show up on Sunday – we enjoyed the win but we have to go again, focus on Swinton.

"We feel fresh and ready to go again and we want to kick on now towards promotion – we want to work towards Super League and prove we are a squad full of young, talented players.

"To be in the race for the top five is incredible and we are full of confidence at the minute and Tong is a great place to be.

"We have begun to be more honest with each other and we have become closer as a result of that and we are seeing the benefits of that on the field.

"There is a resilience and a grit about this team and that always gives us a chance, so hopefully we can rip into these last few games and get in the five."

Hallas has also paid tribute to Mark Dunning and Leigh Beattie’s impact on his playing – and coaching – career since taking up the role as Under-16s Assistant Head Coach this year.

The hooker said: "Mark Dunning has been excellent for me as a coach and a player, he has been constantly tipping me and helping me and my individual performance.

"He has transformed the Under-16s as blokes and players - that is testament to him.

"He has been excellent, as well as Leigh with the Under-19s.

"This is a great club through the core and they are the heartbeat of this club.

"From a coaches point of view you can take things into your game as a player.

"You see why John gets annoyed at certain stuff, so it is a really interesting angle to watch from.”