LAST week's defeat at Huddersfield was obviously a very sad day in the history of Bradford Bulls.

They are a massive club and I am sure they will one day return to their former glories.

Owner Marc Green and his team appear to be putting a long-term strategy in place to try and achieve that.

But it will take time to get back to the point where Bradford were winning all those big games.

That's how it was when I was a young lad growing up and is what attracted me to sign for the Bulls.

There is an amazing history to this club and I remember when Jimmy Lowes was here as a player, along with the likes of Lesley Vainikolo.

The club's decline has been nothing to do with the players or the fans and is very unfortunate.

But I think now, for the first time in a long while, we have got owners in who genuinely care about the club and know what they are doing.

I understand they have got to reduce wages and things like that, because the club are going to be playing Championship rugby next year.

But I believe they only want the best for Bradford Bulls and I'm sure the loyal fans will definitely stick by us.

The relationship the players have with the fans is special and we often speak about it in training.

They are there in numbers all the time, singing their hearts out, and it's not just massively sad for the players but also the fans.

I have only been at Bradford for a couple of years but I have definitely picked up on the atmosphere and what the fans bring to a game.

We have had some tough times in recent years but the fans have stood by us and are an absolute credit to the club.

It's important now that we try and finish the season on a high note and is something we have spoken about as players with Jimmy.

He's a very aggressive trainer and is not going to put the cue on the rack – and neither are the players.

It doesn't matter if you are leaving or signing a new deal – everyone who pulls on that jersey will continue to give 110 per cent until the end of the season.