New Bradford Bulls head coach James Lowes insists talks with current players over their future will start immediately, as he settles into life back at his old club.
Lowes was unveiled as the new Bulls coach on Tuesday, and with the club ten points from safety with ten games remaining, he admits it would be foolish to not consider the prospect of relegation, stating that there are a number of plans in place – but he admits there is the potential for anything to happen at the club.
“There are Plan A and Plan B’s in place. We’re very realistic, and we spoke at length about it, and he (Marc Gren) is not going anywhere, which is massive for the club – because it needs some stability,” Lowes said.
“Everyone’s making plans, and we have to be realistic about what could happen. But there’s some great potential for things to happen over the next few years.
“It will happen sooner rather than later. We need to put plans into action and get ready for either scenario. The situation we’re in would mean it would be unrealistic not to prepare for that, and we’ll start talking immediately.”
Lowes also said there is the potential of bringing in some new squad members in the coming weeks, but not before he assesses the state of the current playing roster.
“A bit of both, really. Initially there will be nobody coming in straight away. We’ll see where we are regarding the squad and where the players are. There’s a lot to consider in a short period of time, but if we do need to move for players with certain qualities we’ll have to look at them.”