Boots 'N' All Extra: Sky Sports News Radio chat with Rob Burrow and Adrian Purtell
Rob Burrow and Adrian Purtell were in the Sky Sports News Radio studio for Boots 'N' All Extra.
Last Updated: 04/06/14 5:59pm
Leeds' Zak Hardaker and Michael McIlorum of Wigan are back in the England squad and Burrow and Purtell feel the duo have earned their recalls by head coach Steve McNamara.
Burrow has no qualms with England's NRL stars, the likes of the Burgess brothers, James Graham and Sam Tomkins, not coming over for the mid-season get-together, saying it's a long way to come without a game on the agenda.
Salford Red Devils duo Rangi Chase and Gareth Hock have been omitted from McNamara's 34-strong squad for a mid-season training camp at Loughborough University, however, Burrow and Purtell feel there is plenty of time for player to force their way into contention.
Meanwhile, the Bulls are still waiting to learn whether they will win back the six Super League points they have been docked. Purtell says the players are playing as though they will not earn a reprieve.
Purtell admits the uncertain times at the Provident Stadium have been difficult for the players, especially the younger ones, however, everyone in Francis Cummins' squad are positive and focused.
The Bulls beat Wakefield Wildcats last time out to move Bradford into positive territory for the season and the Australian insists the club are taking things one game at a time.