YORK City Knights Ladies head coach Daryl North has targeted this Sunday's home fixture against Bradford Bulls as a possible two points.

The Knights sit bottom of Women's Super League, with the heavy defeat to reigning champions Wigan Warriors a fortnight ago their third loss from three this term.

But - along with Wakefield Trinity and Featherstone Rovers - Bradford are a team North feels York could get something out of.

He said: "We're round about the same level but it'll be a tough game.

"They've lost a few players, but they've got girls' teams all around Bradford and they can recruit from any of them.

"They're one of the three we've targeted this season."

York, the underdogs of the Women's Super League, have already lost to Wakefield this term, and their application in that 10-6 home defeat disappointed North. Despite the 62-0 battering handed to them last time out against Wigan, North was much more pleased with the performance.

Asked if his side would be fired up for this Yorkshire derby, he said: "I would have thought so - for all three, to be honest.

"Leeds and Castleford are too far above, and Wigan and Saints, we're nowhere near.

"We've got something to prove against Bradford. They beat us 70-0, then 46-10 at home. We're getting closer, we just need to try to do so again.

"With the performance we had (against Wigan), I think we'll have enough to get something."

The Knights, however, have been dealt a massive blow with loose-forward Beth Lockwood's season now likely to be over following the knee injury she sustained against Wakefield.

Lockwood was part of the Leeds squad that won the Women’s Challenge Cup and the League Leaders Shield last year before moving to the Minster city to study at York St John University and signing for the Knights.

Alisha Clayton will also be out for a couple of weeks due to a shoulder injury.