The Bulls’ new boys have quickly become part of the furniture at Odsal.

Eleven signings were made during a busy off-season – more than any other Super League club – but skipper Andy Lynch insists there have been few teething problems.

After just three months working with boss Mick Potter, including a week-long training camp in Lanzarote, Lynch feels as if the current squad have been together for years.

He said: “A lot of people wonder how we’re going to gel and what’s going to happen this season but the lads who’ve come in have fitted in and taken to the combinations well.

“I know we’ve got 11 new players but it feels like we’ve been together a long period of time, so that’s only going to benefit us for the coming season.

“We had a tough week away, a tiring week, but we got a lot out of it that we had wanted to. Hopefully that can take us to that extra level for the start of Super League.”

Aside from the changes in personnel, the switch to a new coach has brought a new ethos and approach to the Bulls.

Potter has not pulled any punches in his attempts to address the underlying reasons behind the club’s worst season in the summer era but the players have quickly jumped on board.

Lynch said: “Different coaches have different philosophies and we’ve just adopted Mick’s style.

“Basically we’ve got to replicate what he’s doing in training when it comes to games.”

Positivity has been restored at a club where morale took a serious battering last year but Lynch is still keen to remain grounded.

He added: “Everyone says the aim is to win the Challenge Cup and Super League but we can’t look at it like that.

“We just have to take one game at a time. We have to judge ourselves against Leeds after our opening game, look where we’re going wrong and then move onto the next one.”