Ferres hopeful of keeping big names at Bradford

Steve Ferres, Bradford Bulls’ managing director, believes the club can keep their senior players at the club.

Key stars such as Lee Gaskell and Danny Addy have already been linked with moves elsewhere as their contracts expire at the end of the season while Dale Ferguson is another player free to talk to other clubs about a move for 2017.

The Bulls have been securing the futures of several first-team players in recent months, with Adam O’Brien the most notable of those to commit their long-term future to the club.

And although the aforementioned trio have yet to sign new deals, Ferres is hopeful that the club can convince them to stay at The Provident Stadium.

“We’ve got to prove that our aims are their aims,” Ferres said.

“We want Super League football and they want Super League football, and if we can demonstrate that to them and prove we can get there then I’m sure they’ll still be with us.”

Meanwhile, Ferres also revealed that the club has plans to recruit reinforcements to the playing roster for the remainder of the season.

“Between now and the end of the season we’ll probably make some signings,” said Ferres.

“But for the time being, we’ve got to give Rohan the ability to have a good look at what we’ve got. It’s been well documented that we were in search of a halfback and we aren’t going to deny that.

“But there’s no panic, Rohan needs to assess what we’ve got and we’ll take it from there.