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Gaskell could stay with Bulls

Lee Gaskell has become the latest player to confirm he would be interested in playing for Bradford Bulls next season, even if they are relegated.

The Bulls are now 11 points adrift of Salford following their late defeat to Catalan Dragons while the Red Devils claimed an impressive win over Huddersfield on Saturday.

James Lowes' side were much improved against the Dragons who are not the best travellers, however, it will now take a miracle for the fallen giants to retain their Super League place in 2015.

However, that is not stopping a number of players remaining bullish about the club's future with Gaskell now joining the likes of Adam O'Brien and Danny Williams stating they would play for the Bulls in the Kingstone Press Championship.

"I've had a few talks with Bradford about staying here, even if we are in the Championship," Gaskell told the Telegraph and Argus.

"They have been good to me so I have not spoken to any other clubs or looked elsewhere. I just want to concentrate on Bradford."

Bradford have a massive task in collecting the two points in round 20 as they travel to Langtree Park to take on high-flying St Helens.

It is a club Gaskell knows well as it is his former club and he still lives locally. Even though Saints were slugged by Hull KR at the weekend the 23-year-old is expecting a tough encounter.

"A lot of my friends and family support St Helens and I still live in the town, so it will be nice to go back there and play,\" he continued. "I was very young when I joined Saints.

"It will be a bit of a strange feeling going back there but it will also be very special because of my connections to the club.

"I know they lost on Sunday at Hull KR but they have got a great set of lads and have brought through a lot of home-grown players.

"St Helens is a place where you are brought up on rugby league from an early age and young lads want to go on and play for them."