BRADFORD BULLS’ boss Mark Dunning is eager to fix his side’s inadequate form.

Sunday’s 30-12 defeat at home to relegation-threatened London Broncos condemned Bulls to a third defeat on the bounce, with the last two raising eyebrows.

A thrashing at 10th-placed Newcastle ensured Saturday's game with London had an added importance and a victory could have been viewed as a ‘must’, but that wasn't to be the case.

Now, Dunning has a task on his hands to try and pick apart his side’s recent displays but it's something he's eager to get right.

He said: “We asked for an improvement from the players going into the game against London because last week’s performance at Newcastle was unacceptable. In parts, we got an improvement but they came up with a couple of plays that won them the game.

“I saw some positive reactions throughout the week at Tong, but I need to see more. We’ve got some things to fix up here and we are all well aware of it; we've had a chat as staff and with the players and we are under no illusions that there is a lot of work to be done.

“Our aim is to be in the playoffs and that won't change until it's mathematically impossible to do so. My focus right now is to fix the problems that we have here and to create the best version of Bradford Bulls that we possibly can.”

One player who can leave with their head held high after Sunday’s defeat at home to London Broncos is Bradford’s very own, George Flanagan JR.

Son of George Flanagan, the Bulls’ Academy star made his senior debut and it was definitely one to remember. The talented youngster started the game, was a driving force in Bradford’s attack and he also added a try of his own, to the delight of his father and the Bradford faithful.

Discussing Flanagan’s debut, Dunning said: “George is a special talent and we've known about his talent for a while now. We've nurtured him and hats off to the academy for the work they've done with him.

"Everyone involved with him (Flanagan JR) is from a great stock and there is potentially a great first team player in there. We need to be very careful with him and avoid doing anything that will damage him but based on Saturday's performance, I thought he was very good."

Dunning also confirmed an early injury to one of his men.

He said: "Ten minutes into his stint, Jordan Baldwinson tore his calf muscle which left us an interchange short throughout the game.

"Sam Hallas ran his socks off and was slightly dehydrated but other than that, I think we'll be okay."