Potter hopeful about Bradford decision

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Mick Potter is hoping Bradford's future can be secured in the coming week

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Mick Potter is hoping Bradford's future can be secured in the coming week

Bradford Bulls coach Mick Potter was hopeful a decision would be made about the club's future in the next few days after watching his side lose 50-22 to Challenge Cup finalists Warrington.

Potter said: "We are coming to that time when everybody needs to make a call and I think it's coming to a head all round.

"A decision will be made in the not too distant future and there have been talks over the weekend and I'm sure it is a priority for both Bradford and the Rugby League. I have had two brief conversations with both sets of people behind the bids and touch wood something positive will happen for Bradford."

Regarding the game itself Potter praised his team's effort but admitted the game was virtually over by half time as the Wolves built a 32-6 interval advantage.

Potter added: "We probably didn't handle them as well as we would have liked in the first half and the game was virtually shot at half time. Warrington showed what they can do and are a formidable team who will be there or thereabouts for the major trophies at the end of the year I would have thought."

Warrington assistant coach Richard Marshall praised the contribution of full back Stefan Ratchford who claimed four tries in the win.

Marshall said: "Stefan seems to have found his feet at full back and as well as his four tries contributed really well throughout the game. The influence he has over the team is pretty special and we scored some really good tries off the back of the work Stefan did as well.

"We have some tough fixtures coming up in Super League and with Wembley round the corner we are trying to get everyone in form and playing well. In Stefan's case he has got some big shoes to fill in Brett Hodgson's but everyone who comes in has a responsibility to perform.

"I thought it was a really good team performance and the first half was really good from our point of view and something to build on.

"There was some cause for concern with the points we conceded at the start of the second half which happened the week before at Castleford as well but you have to give Bradford some credit.Their backs are against the wall at the moment with their situation off the field but on it are really pulling together."

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