ROSS Peltier has become the latest player to leave Bradford Bulls, with the club announcing this morning that he has joined League One side Doncaster.

Only last week, Peltier admitted there was real uncertainty surrounding his Bulls future, saying: “It's a difficult time.

“As players we always find out everything last, but I've tried not to focus on it and just look at other things like the Jamaica game (against England Knights at Headingley this Sunday) coming up.

“As much as you want to get your future sorted and secured, I've just sat tight and let things play out.”

The club are understood to owe more than £500,000 to creditors, so are faced with losing players to help pay off the debts.

Prospective new owner Chris Brereton has insisted belts will have to be tightened, with a view to making the club debt-free within a couple of years.

Speaking exclusively to the Telegraph & Argus earlier this week, Brereton said: “It’s just like any business, it’s got to live within its means.

“Because there’s a ball involved, people like to forget about that but unfortunately PAYE and VAT don’t. It’s a business and can only spend money that it earns.”

Faced with these cost-cutting measures, it is perhaps little surprise that popular prop Peltier has been allowed to leave, as he follows star players Ethan Ryan (Hull KR) and Jake Webster (Keighley Cougars) out of the door.

Peltier began life at the Bulls Academy, before a brief spell at Huddersfield Giants.

The 27-year-old then moved to Keighley Cougars in 2013, spending three years there before joining Bulls on a two-year deal in 2017.

He scored 19 tries in 64 games at Bradford but he will not be adding to that tally, and his focus now will be to help Doncaster achieve promotion to the second tier.

The South Yorkshire side came fourth in League One last year, but lost their play-off semi final 34-4 to Newcastle Thunder.

In an emotional departure message, Peltier posted on Twitter: “My time playing for the team I support, my hometown team, has come to an end.

“It's been the most up and down three seasons but I've loved every minute as I've been able to live out my dream and wear that shirt.

“But sadly for now it's come to an end. I want to thank everyone at the club and most importantly the fans, because every minute of every game you have been amazing and I have loved playing in front of you all.”