WAKEFIELD TRINITY Wildcats chief Brian Smith has warned his squad that Bradford Bulls are much more than a one-man side.
The fallen Super League giants arrive at Belle Vue tomorrow for a televised Qualifiers contest.
Bradford, one of the favourites to potentially earn promotion from the Championship, had won just one of their five games while influential stand-off Lee Gaskell was out with a broken jaw.
The dynamic former St Helens No 6 is a star of the Championship competition, scoring 20 tries in just 18 games.
He returned last week, scoring another hat-trick when helping fire Bradford to a 42-10 rout of Sheffield Eagles in their opening Qualifier and underlining his importance to the club.
But Smith – whose side lost their first game in the fight to avoid relegation 34-26 at Salford – insisted they cannot simply concentrate on the skilful playmaker.
“I’ve been made aware of his effect on their team,” said the Australian, who coached Bradford at the onset of Super League in 1996.
“Just individually you can see he’s a nice mover, gets around the field well and has a fair bit of energy about him so I can see why he’d make a difference.
“But he’s one of a number of guys in their team that we’ll need to be right on our toes with.
“To be fair, last week they were in total control against Sheffield and virtually everyone in their team played very good football.
“There was nothing weak about anyone last week that I saw.
“We need to do a hell of a lot better than Sheffield did if we want to compete.
“But I’m confident we can and put some real pressure on Bradford.
“Then we’ll see how they deal with that.
“We certainly can’t be backward in coming forward like we were last week early in the game at Salford going 16-0 down before we started to play.”