BULLS boss Geoff Toovey insists the club will treat next season in League One as "a one-year adventure."

After relegation from the Kingstone Press Championship was confirmed last weekend with defeat to Toulouse, Bradford head to Oldham tomorrow with pride and player contracts for next season their only motivation.

And, as reported, there will be no last-minute reprieve from the drop in the shape of a much-talked about league restructure.

Head coach Toovey remains miffed by what he sees as the double whammy of the docking of 12 league points for entering administration and then losing their best players on the back of the uncertainty that followed that.

He said of the RFL's ruling: "There have been major hurdles to get over along the way, and I know I have only been here five minutes but I don't understand it."

However, he is looking upon 2018 as a little detour on the road back to success.

Toovey said: "We are treating it as a one-year adventure – because that is what we hope it will be – against some teams that are traditional and some teams that are new, and we hope that the fans will get on board and give us an advantage."

On the journey from trophies to the third tier of the sport, one major thing has remained constant – the fans.

The Bulls have enjoyed the second highest average attendance in the championship, despite being bottom, and Toovey has admired their resilience as he looks towards the rest of this season and next.

He said: “They are a very patient mob but I also think that they are a very knowledgeable bunch of fans that know the situation, and it is what it is.

"They are out there to support their team each week, win lose or draw. I am pretty positive they will do it for the next six games."

Toovey has confirmed that there will be no taking their collective foot off the gas, despite the Bulls having gone down.

He said: "I want to win. I am going to play the best team available to me. If that means bringing in some young players, then for the sake of the club I will do that.

“We all crave success but there is a journey that you have to fight your way through.

"Everyone knows that there is no such thing as instant success, and I think that is what makes success is so fulfilling – that you experience the high and the lows along the way.

“There has been plenty of downtrodden times for all of the fans and players this year, but that is all part of the journey and it’ll make success even sweeter when it comes around.”