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Mick Potter optimistic over Bradford Bulls future
Mick Potter is hopeful that a deal to secure the future of the Bulls can be successfully negotiated this week.
Potter was speaking after yesterday’s thumping 50-22 defeat at Warrington, which was the Bulls’ first outing since being docked six points for entering administration.
Several interested parties are in talks with the RFL and administrator Brendan Guilfoyle with a view to acquiring the crisis-torn club.
Potter recently met with a member of the ABC consortium and a takeover could yet see him reinstated as the club’s coach on a paid basis.
Potter said: “I know there have been talks over the weekend and I am a hopeful, optimistic sort of person.
“I honestly don’t know what’s going to happen but touch wood it will be something positive for Bradford.”
On the pitch, the Bulls were punished for a first-half horror show which saw them concede six tries.
Potter, who singled out joint-captain Heath L’Estrange for special praise after he played the full eighty minutes, said: “I can’t fault the players with their effort but the game was over by half-time.
“Warrington are a formidable team and showed what they can do.
“They will be there or thereabouts for the major trophies at the end of the year.”
“Kopczak didn’t doo too badly with the minutes he played, given that he’s been out for eight weeks, and I was pleased with Scruton, who played Under-20s on Saturday and is building back into some kind of form.”