Hull KR forward Jamie Langley admits he would be open to the prospect of returning to former club Bradford Bulls next season and helping them return to Super League.
The 30-year-old, who joined the Robins last year on a 12-month deal, was told by Rovers boss Chris Chester he would not be offered a new contract after his season was interrupted by a string of injuries.
He is now on the lookout for another club and, although he would ideally like to stay in Super League, the idea of returning to Odsal appeals to him.
“I felt I started the season really well and was really enjoying my rugby until this injury occurred but I can understand their decision and it was nice to have that honesty from Chris,” Langley told the T&A.
“Obviously I was disappointed and would have liked to have stayed on because I felt as if I had some unfinished business there.
“But the good news is that my knee operation was a success and Dr Andrew Edwards, who operated on me and is our club doctor, is 100 per cent confident I will make a full recovery and come back stronger than ever.
“I’m passionate about the Bulls and always have been – I was at Bradford man and boy from leaving school and the club holds a place dear in my heart.
“If an opportunity arose where I could progress my career beyond playing, in a coaching or a development role, then it would be something I would seriously consider because you can’t play rugby league forever.
“At this stage of my career, I’d still love to play so if there was something where I could maybe combine the two roles that would be fantastic.
“Coaching is something I’ve always enjoyed and I’ve been fortunate to play under such fantastic coaches during my career.
“I’m really passionate and proud to have played for Bradford for so many years. I love the place and never wanted to leave.
“From the outside looking in, Jimmy seems to be doing a great job.
“Maybe going down to the Championship will be a blessing in disguise so they can start to rebuild from the ground up.”