Bradford decision affects us, says Wakefield Wildcats coach

Wakefield Wildcats head coach James Webster insists Bradford’s decision to head to the High Court to fight their points deduction directly effects the Wildcats, and he admits it is not good news the Bulls are appealing once again.

Webster believes that it is hampering his recruitment for 2015, as players will be unsure whether to commit to the Wildcats in case Bradford get their points back – potentially sparking a relegation battle once again. he says they have had plenty of interest after they beat Wigan, but this latest appeal from the Bulls throws things into turmoil again.

“We have had plenty of nibbles for people, without catching anything,” he said. “But the phone has started to ring hot this week, in that we beat Wigan and I think everybody thought ‘they are pretty close now’.

“I don’t know what will happen about the High Court or what the RFL will decide to do about it. Can they let it run until two or three weeks before the end of the season, when everybody else has got themselves organised?”

“How many times can you keep knocking at the door, when it keeps getting closed on you? It is not good news for us in that we are trying to recruit.”

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