WINGER Ryan Millar may be Bulls' second top try-scorer this season, behind Kieran Gill, but he is not impressed with his performances whatsoever.

And the ex-Sheffield star believes his own struggles mirror those of the team, who suffered a fifth straight Championship defeat on Saturday, going down 22-6 to Halifax at the Summer Bash.

Millar said: "I'm not happy at all with my own work, and that probably reflects where we are as a team.

"I'm still only in single figures (with seven), yet I'm our second-top try-scorer this season, which shows that's something we need to work on as a team.

"I know I personally have lots to work on, and I'm capable of more.

"There are only six games left, so as a team we need to build, and I need to make sure my performances are right up there."

Much has been made of some of Bulls' soft defending in recent weeks, but they have not exactly shone in attack either, only scoring 38 points across those five consecutive defeats.

Millar said: "Us struggling in attack comes from our defensive issues.

"If you look at the possession stats, we've not been getting a lot of it, and we're making mistakes in both attack and defence.

"That's meaning the other team has a lot of the ball, and if you're doing a lot of defending, that means you lose energy for when you need to attack.

"There's nothing wrong with our attack fundamentally, but we're just not getting the chance to show ourselves at the moment."

Assessing the defeat to Halifax at the weekend, Millar said: "We've been going through a tough spell, so the focus at the minute is building week in, week out, to get back to where were we can be.

"It's hard to take positives from a loss, like on Saturday, but we did see some improvements.

"I thought we stayed in the grind against Fax, even in that large period of the first half where we were under the cosh.

"We got into that arm-wrestle, but coming out of it, they had points and we didn't.

"The game as a whole, they converted their chances and we didn't, but the second half did finish 6-6, so defensively that was better.

"But we let ourselves down a bit in the first half, and getting at least 50 per cent of the ball will help us to control games better."

Bulls might have gained a foothold against Fax if Millar's try towards the end of the first half hadn't been chalked off for a marginal knock-on call against Kieran Gill.

The winger said: "My try getting disallowed, that's the sort of the thing that's not going for us right now, those borderline calls.

"When you're flying high like Fax are, it seems like those calls often go your way.

"We've got to keep building and improving on the field, and those calls then might start going for us."

Things will surely go well on the field this Sunday, as Bulls host rock-bottom Workington, who only have one league win to their name.

But Millar said: "We can't be complacent.

"It's a great opportunity to give ourselves a boost, as the table suggests we should win.

"But we'll treat Workington with respect, and try to have a good week in training, to build our confidence and work on what we're good at.

"We know if we're consistent on Sunday, we should win comfortably."