JOHN Kear insists his side will look to put pressure on the Betfred Championship play-offs as we approach the business end of the season – the Bradford boss preparing his players for a ‘difficult’ test in league leaders Toronto Wolfpack.

Just five games remain of the regular season with Kear’s side sitting in sixth position, three points off a play-off spot.

The Canadian trailblazers, coached by former Bull Brian McDermott, visit Odsal on Sunday having been awarded the league leaders shield following their recent outing to Widnes.

The Bradford boss is adamant there will be no ‘hangover’ effect for the Wolfpack and has called on his side to produce a performance befitting the magnitude of the occasion.

“They are a great time and for me, they are a Super League team you only need to look at their personnel,” said Kear.

“Brian McDermott has added a hard-nosed edge to them and has made them difficult to beat as indicated by their record.

“They really can score tries from anywhere and we have had an extra week to look at their threats and that confirms the task ahead is a difficult one.

“Until it is mathematically impossible to reach the play-offs all we can do is put pressure on those above and that is what we will do – Sunday we can look upon as a free hit as Toronto will be favourites.

“Being on TV hopefully it inspires my players that extra 10 per cent and hopefully our performance reflects the size and importance of the occasion.

“All I can do is implore our fans to come down on Sunday and make as much noise as possible and make it intimidating for our Canadian cousins – lets get behind the players and try inspire them to a performance like what they produced against Leeds.”