DON’T worry about the table – that’s the advice for the Bulls as they approach the Championship halfway mark.

A 50 per cent record of six wins and losses has them currently three points outside the play-offs in eighth.

The Bulls travel to the two teams either side of them, Widnes and Sheffield, as well unbeaten leaders Featherstone in their next three games.

Mark Dunning can see progress since he took interim charge following John Kear’s exit. But as they chase another top-six finish, he does not want his team getting too hung up about their position right now.

He said: “I’ve told the players not to think about it. That will take care of itself as long as we do our jobs.

“We’re three games away from turning the corner and going into the back straight of the season.

“We’re concentrating on minor details that will create bigger details in certain games and just trying to tick games off as they come.

“I’m more than comfortable with where we are as long as we continue to do what we’re doing and the players continue to apply themselves as they have, which has been outstanding.”

The Bulls will come back after their free weekend with plenty of options as Dunning juggles three away trips in 10 days. Chester Butler is expected to throw himself into contention for Widnes after missing the Newcastle win with a sternum injury.

Dunning added: “Chester’s working really hard to be available for next week and there’s no reason at this time why he shouldn’t be.

“We’re quite healthy. We’ve had a couple of clubs request to take some players on loan but with three games in 10 days, anything like that will be limited until afterwards.

“There’s the four medium-term injuries still out but apart from that we should be somewhere near.”