Temporary Bradford Bulls coach Matt Diskin has confirmed he is not interested in the role on a full-time basis, as the fallout continues from the departure of Francis Cummins from the club.
Diskin will take charge for the first time this Friday, as the Bulls look to launch a remarkable survival bid by toppling Hull Kingston Rovers and narrow the eight-point gap between them and 12th placed Wakefield. But the 32-year-old insists he is not concerned with taking on the job full-time – as speculation grows over potential replacements.
“It is a short-term fix – I am standing in and have no intention of continuing in this role long-term. I am faced with difficult decisions this week with regards to team selection,” Diskin said.
“However, the team’s drive to provide a response will assist in us getting through this testing period.”
“As I said, the situation I find myself in is far from ideal, however, I am as captain of the Bradford Bulls, the next in line to guide the team into battle.
“Having said that, I do not for one minute believe or see this as an opportunity to achieve anything as a coach.”