DAVID Foggin-Johnston feels the Bulls should be inspired by Batley’s exploits for their Odsal showdown with table-toppers Leigh.

The Bulldogs pulled off the biggest shock of this year’s Championship campaign with a 28-20 win at second-placed Featherstone last weekend.

Now the Bulls will be trying to go one better by downing the leaders on Sunday.

Bradford, who are a point off the play-offs, have won only once against the top six this season.

But winger Foggin-Johnston believes they can take heart from the Post Office Road upset.

He said: “That was a mad result but of course it will give us confidence.

“Anything can happen on the day. All it takes is for one of their key players to not have the best of games and we exploit them and the game is slipped on its head.

“That’s one of the best things about rugby league – and the worst at times because I’ve been on both ends of it. We’ve been beaten by teams we shouldn’t have lost to as well.”

The Bulls were beaten 38-4 at Leigh Sports Village in week three but gave them a scare in the Challenge Cup fifth round in a four-point home loss.

Foggin-Johnston was banned for that cup tie after being sent off in the league clash for a high shot on Aaron Smith.

“I watched that game but we ran them close that night and I’m sure we can do it again.

“Leigh have recruited massively but it’s still names on sheets and bodies on the pitch. It’s men running at men.

“They will have to live up to the hype and there is no pressure on us. We’ve got to give them all we’ve got.

“Expectations at Bradford are sometimes the biggest disadvantage.

“We play our best rugby under no pressure. Sometimes it does get on top of you as a player and you’ve got to try and block it out as much as you can.

“We want to be in that top six. We’re chasing the play-offs and I believe we will be.”