BULLS interim head coach Mark Dunning is hopeful that the fans can be the 18th man at Odsal on Sunday against York, as his side look to address their alarming home record.

Bradford have only won one competitive home game all season, by one point against Batley, and lost their other five, while they have only lost once on the road.

Dunning said: "Some of our home defeats have really been about us feeling the pressure, so it's about looking to take that away, and not focusing on the negatives of what has gone before.

"We want to be be positive and entertain at home, and try to make Odsal a fortress again.

"That will take time, but everyone is committed to achieving that."

Dunning added: "I'm really keen to get people enjoying playing at Odsal again.

"We've got a fantastic fanbase and we need to give them something to cheer.

"Hopefully they can get behind us as an 18th man, and I hope we can give them a display on Sunday to cheer."

York have won their last five Championship games to move up to third, so this weekend will be a major test for Bulls, whose only wins other than Batley have come against the bottom four.

Dunning said: "York are a very good team, full of quality and with a great coach in James Ford.

"It's a really healthy rivalry we've got with them, and they're a very well-run club too.

"It's a match we're relishing and we're looking forward to resuming that rivalry with them.

"We're under no illusions it'll be a tough game, but we feel we have plenty of quality in our ranks too.

"We get to test ourselves against a very good team, but we're mostly concentrating on ourselves, on what we can do to make us better."

Some of that has been put into practice after the two weeks between the win over Whitehaven and this clash against York.

Dunning said: "I've been really pleased with the application of the players and their openness to change.

"It is small steps, as we've still only had a small number of sessions together, but there's been improvement, and I hope by making those changes, we'll see that in how we play."

Young hooker Tom Doyle will feature on Sunday as his one-match ban, after being hit with a Grade B Dangerous Throw charge for a tackle against Whitehaven, has been rescinded.

But Ben Evans will miss out after being penalised in the same incident.

Dunning explained: "With the appeal, we just felt Tom was less to blame.

"From a technical and tactical side, when the Whitehaven player was lifted into a dangerous position, Tom pulled out of the tackle, whereas Ben did stay in.

"We felt it was reasonable to challenge Tom's grading on that basis, and the RFL were professional about it.

"We're delighted it's been rescinded."

Dunning delivered some positive news on the injury front too, teasing: "There are a few players back in contention and there'll be a couple of positives in the squad that we haven't seen for a couple of weeks."