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Cummins Bull-ish over future

Bradford coach Francis Cummins believes the arrival of new owner Marc Green is a "great boost" to the Bulls after a traumatic start to the 2014 season.

Local businessman Green completed his takeover of the financially-troubled club on Wednesday and immediately took up the chance to meet with the players and coaching staff.

The Bulls currently prop up the rest in Super League after being docked six points for going into administration; a number of their first-team squad have since left the Provident Stadium, including off-season recruit Garreth Carvell.

However Cummins believes the new chairman should help bring stability to Bradford, both on and off the field. There is also the possibility of new recruits to aid their fight to avoid relegation.

Uncertainty

"It's obviously been a few months of uncertainty, and that's not nice not knowing whether the club will be here or what state it will be in," he told Sky Sports. "To get new owners is a great start.

"He just told the boys straight why he's doing it, what he's in it for and what he expects. He's there to support them, which is a great boost and exactly what they wanted.

"He was talking about the business and reflecting on where it was six to eight years ago, and where it needs to get back to. He's going to use his experience and expertise to do that.

"On our side, he's going to help us as much as he can. That's going to mean recruitment and investing in the business, which is really good and what we wanted to hear."

Forward Chev Walker admitted it had been a stressful time for the players who have remained.

"The worry of what was going to happen to the club going forward has been a bit stressful, knowing that contracts might be voided," he said. "It does play on your mind, but we have had the outlet of training and playing."