Francis Cummins relieved to see completion of takeover

Bradford head coach Francis Cummins has spoken openly for the first time since the takeover of the Bulls was completed earlier today, and admits the last few months have been “difficult” for him.

Cummins and his squad met new owner Marc Green this morning at the club’s Tong training base, and admits that was a huge boost for his squad ahead of the weekend clash against Widnes.

“Marc came in this morning before we started training, so it was a nice way to start the day and a nice little present for us all. Now we’ve got owners you can put a face to a name,” Cummins said.

“He spoke to the players which was a big process that we needed. We’ve been in a tumble dryer for a while and thrown all over the place. It’s been really good, and he got straight to the point which is exactly how we speak around here.

“He told us about him and what he does business – and he’s given me a bit of a background regarding how he got there which is good to hear. It shows he’s the same as the rest of us; he wants to achieve like us and he’s going to do his best like us. It’s been difficult being in a leadership position when you can’t give your players any information – when they are desperate for it.”

Cummins was cautious over naming timings for potential incomings at the Bulls, admitting it will be tough to get people in before Sunday’s clash against the Vikings.

“Who knows. It could do because there is a cutoff point of Thursday, so that will be tight, but we just have to wait and see.”

There will be much more reaction from Bradford head coach Francis Cummins in Monday’s edition of League Express.

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