SAM Hallas believes his side will return "all guns blazing" after their small break.

The Bulls aren't scheduled to play this weekend and it will give Hallas and the squad a chance to re-energize ahead of a busy couple of weeks.

Mark Dunning's side return to action on Thursday (June 2) when they travel to the DCBL stadium to take on Widnes Vikings, which will be the first of three fixtures played in a ten day period for the Bulls.

Despite not being able to build on last week's victory against Newcastle this weekend, Hallas believes the break in play has come at the right time for Bradford.

He said: "I am unfortunately suspended for the next two games (high tackle against York), so I've taken some time to go on holiday and re-energize ahead of a busy spell.

"I do think this break in play has come at the right time, even though we put in a good display against Newcastle. Time off is needed every so often because we put ourselves through a lot of work during the season. It's important that us players mentally and physically recharge the batteries, so we can come back fresh and raring to go.

"Hopefully we come back after this break all guns blazing because we've got some tough fixtures, but exciting ones in a very congested period."

Hallas added: "I'm gutted that I'm missing Widnes and Featherstone away because these are the kind of games you want to play in, but I did over step the mark against York and I've been punished for it. I have full confidence in the lads going into these games."

Hallas re-joined Bradford in April after making the return from Newcastle Thunder, the side which he played against last Saturday.

Coming up against his former employers, the Bulls hooker admitted it was a strange experience.

He said: "It was an odd feeling because I only left them last month and I had a great time there. I didn't want to leave at the time but circumstances meant I had to.

"It wasn't nice seeing them struggling against us to be honest because I have full respect for the team, the coach and the club as a whole. It's still a new project up there and I don't see it being too long before it all starts to click for them. Patience is a virtue and I think they will soon reach their targets and aspirations."

With Hallas being back at Odsal for six weeks now, it has given him the time to reflect on his return to the club, with the season fully into the swing of things.

He said: "I think I've done alright since returning and a lot of it is to do with the fact that I know everyone here. The lads have welcomed me back with open arms, it's been really easy to fit back in.

"As a team I don't think we are too far from where we want to be because if you flip a couple of the results we've had, then I think we are well into those play-off spots, which is obviously going to be our aim.

"There are a lot of good teams in the Championship this season, with that comes a lot of teams who are in the hunt for a play-off spot. But, I don't see any reason why we can't be up there come the end of the season."