STUART Littler believes Swinton deserved more after spiking the Bulls’ play-off charge.

Sunday’s 34-34 draw at Odsal ended the three-match winning run that had propelled John Kear’s side towards the top five.

A last-gasp try from Connor Farrell rescued a share of the spoils to keep them within one point off Featherstone in the final play-off spot.

But Kear blasted his side’s attitude for not respecting the Lions – and Swinton coach Littler felt the visitors were hard done by.

He said: “To concede like that in the last minute is heart-breaking.

“But it’s a big point for us. If you’ve told me that before the game, we’d probably have taken it.

“We’ve created chances and the boys dug in. John hit it on the head that the best team didn’t get all the points.”

Improving Swinton have lost only twice in eight games to move into mid-table and caught the Bulls on the hop with an explosive opening to lead 16-0 after the first 15 minutes.

“I thought the game was pretty even but we took our opportunities,” added Littler.

“We weren’t steaming over them, we just nailed some of our stuff.

“It’s a special place to come if you can get the spoils. There is always a big, vocal crowd.

“Everyone knows how big Bradford were growing up. They were the Super League and world champions and are still one of the biggest clubs in the Championship.

“John is a top-notch coach who has been there and done it everywhere he’s been.

“To be disappointed with a draw shows how far we’ve come as a club.

“We were on a life support machine two years ago and we’re building something now. Expectations are rising.”