Cullens CommentDISAPPOINTING SECOND HALF AGAINST HULL LAST WEEK, DO YOU THINK THERE SHOWED A RELIANCE ON ONE PLAYER, LEE BRIERS?Unfortunately yes. The progression is not too rush Lee Briers back, we will progress the abilities of the team and squad to play and win games when so called star players is injured. It is unrealistic to think that your starting 13 at the beginning of the season will start and finish the same, injuries happen and we must be prepared for that.LEE PENNY AND WARREN STEVENS HAVE BEEN LONG TERM INJURIES. HOW ARE THEY PROGRESSING?WHAT HEADACHE'S IS PENNY'S RETURN GOING TO CAUSE WITH APPO ESTABLISHING HIMSELF AT FULL BACK?Lee Penny, Warren Stevens and Rob Smyth are back in full first team training and are all in contention for a place in the 17 going to Bradford this weekend. The more players at that quality that are fit and able, reduces selection headaches rather than creating them. It provides more opportunities to try out different playing combinations, to get the best out of the players.BRADFORD HAVE DEFEATED US ONCE THIS YEAR, THEY ARE A TOUGH OPPOSITION WHAT PREPARATIONS HAVE YOU BEEN MAKING A HEAD OF THE GAME?We will hopefully end the game at Bradford with 13 players on the field for the full 80 minutes. Our discipline and ability has improved no end since we took on Bradford in the Challenge Cup. This week our training has been more about correcting things that we did not do well against Hull opposed to training specifically with Bradford in mind. We are aware of the strengths and weaknesses of Bradford and we have to be concerned with what we can do and not what they can do. We can not go to Bradford expecting to win a game by sitting back and defending in the hope we will walk away with the points. You have to go with the plan to score more points than they do.THERE'S A LOT OF TALK OF 'NEW' ORIGIN COACHES ON BOTH SIDES OF THE PENNINE'S WITH IAN MILLWARD AND BIRAN NOBLE BOTH STEPPING DOWN A HEAD OF THIS YEAR'S SERIES. YOU HAVE BEEN TOUTED, AS A MEDIA FAVOURITE FOR THE ROLE, HOW IMPORTANT IS THE POSITION TO YOU?If offered, I would be very proud to accept. To work with the quality of players that are available at national level will prove to be a great exercise. If it comes along I want it.
03, Apr, 2003