Long days ahead for luckless Brad

John Kear
John Kear
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LUCKLESS FORWARD Brad Day is facing at least a month on the sidelines after suffering a broken thumb in Batley Bulldogs’ Ladbrokes Challenge Cup win over Featherstone Rovers.

Day had the injury pinned yesterday and coach John Kear said: “He is having a tough run at the minute.

“He missed a month with concussion and now this just after getting back.

“We are picking up injuries at the moment and they are not minor ones, they are all four to six week jobs.

“But we will soldier on, we have got a good squad and we trust in the squad we’ve got.”

Kear was happy with the 28-10 result and his side’s performance less than a week after they were beaten 32-8 at London Broncos in the Kingstone Press Championship.

“I was pleased with how they played,” said the coach.

“They rectified a lot of wrongs and a lot of poor habits which had developed over the last couple or three weeks.”

Kear added: “I took a gamble with our preparation, it was more physical than I would have made it normally with a six-day turnaround, but I felt I had to do it to rectify some defensive deficiencies.

“The result shows it paid off.”

Bulldogs stunned Rovers with a burst of scoring around the hour mark and Kear said: “In four sets we scored four tries and we played some very, very high-quality rugby league.”