BRADFORD Bulls forward Anthony Walker believes there should be no fear as his side prepare for a crunch clash with Featherstone in a fortnight’s time.

The Bulls have just come off the back of an impressive 54-22 victory away to Oldham in which they racked up over 50 points for the first time this campaign.

And with no fixture this weekend, it gives the squad the chance to rest up, recuperate and prepare for a fixture against a side who have got the better of them twice this season.

However, Walker believes his side should attack the Featherstone fixture with full confidence.

He said: “Two of our worst performances have been against Featherstone, so we owe a big performance in front of our fans.

“To freshen up beforehand will be good for us. We have been carrying niggles into the weekend from Thursday’s training sessions, so it will give us the chance to regroup and get some key players back.

“The mood in our camp is one of the best I’ve ever played in. We are performing well, everyone’s working hard at training, and we don’t fear Featherstone or anyone for that matter.

“Especially at Odsal, where we always have good numbers, and the fans make a lot of noise.

“We are not looking at Featherstone as if to say, let’s not get beat.

“We want to win, and we are not scared of playing anybody. If we play how we know we can play and put in an 80-minute performance, then we can beat anybody.”

Walker came on from the bench against Oldham at the weekend, and it’s something that he feels is benefitting the side.

He said: “At the minute, I’m just happy to play. Don’t get me wrong, if John came to me and said you’re starting, I’d be delighted to play.

“But at the moment, I don’t feel like I need to start. Me and John have had a good chat, and we feel that all of our forwards complement each other well.

“We have Steve, Ben Evans, Dan Fleming and Sam Hallas. Three of those four start and they are all very consistent.

“Then me and Ebon come of the bench and offer a different kind of middle to the other lads, so I think they lay the platform and give’s John the chance to make some clever substitutions.

“Then when the opposition are getting tired, me and Ebon can come on and drive through the middle and be very direct.

“So, overall, I think it’s working well and I’m enjoying my rugby from the bench.”

Walker added: “In the game against Oldham, I thought we were outstanding in the first half. I thought the game plan worked a treat.

“We probed through the middle and our forwards were brilliant. Keyes and Brown complimented each other, and Brown played the half-back role really well, especially because it’s not his natural position.

“The second half was a bit more frustrating. We need to show more concentration during the full 80 mins, so we don’t concede sloppy points.”