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Fingers crossed I will be going nowhere, says Bradford Bulls' new signing Garreth Carvell
Garreth Carvell is hoping that he will not be sacrificed if the Bulls decide to offload players to help ease their ongoing financial problems.
The 32-year-old prop forward penned a two-year deal to join Bradford from Warrington in June.
There has since been a change of regime at Odsal, with the current board of directors looking to plug a £400,000 deficit, which saw a number of staff recently made redundant.
The possibility of offloading players has not been ruled out but Carvell is adamant he does not wish to leave the club.
He said: “I signed when everything was fine and I’m committed to that contract. “It’s one of those things and it was a bit of an unforeseen circumstance with things happening behind the scenes.
"It’s something I wasn’t really expecting but something that I’ll have to come to terms with I think.
“There’s talk of players going but so far that hasn’t come to fruition and we’d like it to stay that way.
“No one’s gone yet but we’ve been told that they may have to do so. Hopefully though, it isn’t me.
“I’ve never experienced anything like this before so it’s all a bit of a shock to me and obviously a bit of a worry.”
The Bulls’ current situation is a far cry from Carvell’s former club Warrington, who are one of the richest in the league thanks to their multi-millionaire owner Simon Moran.
The England international is optimistic that the current board can help steer the Bulls away from their current financial crisis.
He said: “Everyone here seems to be in good spirits and a lot of the guys have been through a similar thing here before so they know how to deal with it all.
“I haven’t though, so with it being new to me it’s going to be difficult and a bit unsettling and obviously it’s nervy times, especially with Christmas around the corner.
“But hopefully the things that are planned will come off and everything will be fine. All we can do is trust in the powers that be and go with it.
“Those that have gone through it before are a little less worried than me but it’s just one of those things that we can’t control.
“All we can do is go on that pitch and perform but hopefully collectively as a club we can do our bit by playing well and getting the supporters behind us to help turn things around.”
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