Super League: Bradford Bulls' Lee Gaskell believes pressure could tell on Red Devils
Last Updated: 10/06/14 11:50am
Bradford full-back Lee Gaskell believes the Bulls can go to the AJ Bell Stadium on Sunday and upset the ambitious Salford Red Devils.
Although the Red Devils won at the Bulls earlier in the season they have failed to win a league game since, drawing once and losing the other six leaving them 11th in the table.
Salford is a must-win game now, there’s no doubt about that, and we want to be coming off the pitch this week as winners.
Bradford are scrapping for their Super League lives and can solely focus on the survival following their Tetley’s Challenge Cup exit at the hands of Warrington on Sunday.
Although Salford will be the favourites to claim the points in this weekend’s meeting, Gaskell believes the added pressure to preform could give the visiting Bulls the edge.
Bradford, who are also battling a six-point deduction, could close to within four points of Wakefield should they beat Salford and the Wildcats go down to the London Broncos on Friday.
“I think they are under a lot more pressure than us with the money that Koukash has spent,” Gaskell told the Telegraph and Argus. “He’s expecting his players to deliver week in and week out but I think we can go there and win.
“We thought we could do a number on Warrington because we turned them over a few weeks ago, so we were very disappointed afterwards.
“Salford is a must-win game now, there’s no doubt about that, and we want to be coming off the pitch this week as winners.
“I’m quite surprised they have struggled so much because they have got world-class players but when you bring in so many it takes time to gel. There are different personalities and it’s about whether they get on with each other on and off the pitch.
“It would be massive to beat Salford because they’re one of the teams around us and it would drag them right into it, but we’re capable of beating any team on our day. We’ve just got to stick to the game plan and not make so many errors.”