Potter preparing Bulls for derby clash
Sacked Bradford head coach Mick Potter has begun preparing his team for next week's derby with Leeds as he awaits further developments in the long-running saga over the future of the financially-stricken club.
Potter was among the 16 full-time staff made redundant just over a week ago by administrator Brendan Guilfoyle, but returned on a voluntary basis to prepare the players for Sunday's home Super League game against London Broncos.
At the time the 48-year-old Australian insisted it was a one-off on his part amid growing fears for the future of the club, but an extension of the club's administration has ensured the next game at Headingley on Friday, July 20 will go ahead and Potter said: ."We can't abandon the players."
He added: "The alternative is they won't be prepped and you can't go into a game against Leeds under-done. You have to be at your best against Leeds.
"We're in the process of planning for that game, getting the information together that the players will need, and it will continue over the weekend.
"We'll be in tomorrow but the next training session when all the players are in will be on Monday. Some are doing extra at a local gym to maintain their strength and fitness."
While Potter is prepared to work without pay in the short term, he has continued his job search in Australia.
"I'm still voluntary and I'm getting in touch with Brendan to let him know what's going on," he said.
"It's unsustainable long-term and I need to find a job that actually pays its way. I'm still trying to make contact in Australia but it's proving very difficult because there are no positions in rugby league."