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Bradford Bulls: Mick Potter admits he’s ready to go home
Mick Potter admits his patience is wearing thin as he waits to hear whether administrator Brendan Guilfoyle has accepted Super League Europe’s offer to buy the Bulls.
Potter and his coaching staff have been working without pay since being made redundant by Guilfoyle but Friday’s game against Hull KR could be their last unless a breakthrough is finally made off the field.
Should Guilfoyle accept SLE’s offer, Potter and assistants Francis Cummins and Lee St Hilaire could yet be reinstated on a paid basis until the end of the season.
But Potter warned yesterday: “The situation needs to be resolved because it’s an on-going joke now. I need an answer this week; the penny has to drop.
“I thought there was going to be something yesterday but tomorrow will be fine as long as the answer is in the positive.
“Otherwise I’ll just go back home. If Guilfoyle turns it down and I don’t get paid, I’ll just go home. I’ve looked at flights.”
BullBuilder, the Bradford Supporters Trust, announced yesterday that donations have gone past £15,000 after a bucket collection at Sunday’s home game against Widnes raised over £3,600.
The new total includes cash donated by Warrington from away-ticket sales at their recent home match against the Bulls, while Huddersfield have now unveiled a similar scheme for their game against Bradford on Sunday week.
Bulls chaplain Warren Evans, who is administering the fund which has so far paid out more than £9,000, said: “I’m proud to accept the offer proposed by the Huddersfield Giants and am pleasantly encouraged by the support offered to the Bulls by the wider rugby league community.”