GEOFF Toovey admits he is flattered by the continuing speculation linking him with a coaching job in Australia – but stressed his mind is still focused on Odsal.

The New South Wales vacancy is the latest to crop up Down Under after Laurie Daley was axed following another State of Origin defeat.

Toovey has already been mentioned as a contender to fill the hot-seat at Gold Coast Titans and his name is likely to be thrown in the mix now for the prestigious Blues role.

The Bulls coach said: "It's nice to be spoken about in those terms for jobs.

"For anyone who wants to promote themselves in rugby league as a career, it's nice to be spoken about. But until it becomes reality, we just move on."

The former Manly Sea Eagles coach is on contract with the Bulls until the end of November. His future, like most of the playing squad, remains up in the air as the club form a plan of action for their first season in the third tier.

Toovey said: "(The speculation) happens a lot back home. I'm still unclear of where I'm going yet. When I find out and make a decision, I'll let you know.

"Before I came to Bradford, which was a great opportunity for me to experience the rugby league culture over here and I've really enjoyed, I was close to getting a few jobs back home."

Meanwhile, Toovey has more injuries to contend with ahead of Monday's home game against Batley Bulldogs.

Colton Roche (foot), Oscar Thomas (ankle) and Johnny Campbell are all set to miss out against Matt Diskin's side.

But there is better news on winger Ethan Ryan, who could soon be back in contention following his broken jaw.

Toovey said: "This game is a little bit early for Ethan but he's chomping at the bit to get back. We'll definitely see him return before the end of the season.

"A broken bone usually takes between six and eight weeks, so we're hoping that he'll be all right for some contact next week to get his confidence up and then away we go.

"We've had a lot of injuries to some key personnel through the year, particularly the blokes we've brought in.

"It will be good to have someone who can make a difference there in the back end of the season for the last few games."