Toovey: I’m up for the challenge

New Bradford coach Geoff Toovey admits it will be a “long road” for the club to turn around and be successful once more.

Toovey only arrived in the UK on Thursday. Today his team went down by a point to Keighley.

The Australian said he is ready for the challenge at Odsal.

“I did question a few things on Thursday – but I’ve always been up for a challenge,” he told The Bradford Telegraph & Argus.

“I hope the supporters bear with us as it’s going to be a long road, particularly early on.

“The eyes have been dug out of the squad and it’s going to take a bit of time – but I’m up for it.

“We will be looking to bolster the squad in some way. I believe Graham has approached some clubs already for some loan players.

“We definitely will be in the market for players and talent.

“Unfortunately because of the lateness of the process and the comp starting in a week, players have obviously been signed elsewhere. There’s not too much left in the market.

“It’s a very difficult task but not an impossible one. We’ve got a lot of work to do but the spirits of the players are still high.”

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