Toovey sets targets for Bradford

Bradford coach Geoff Toovey has set his side targets for the Championship Shield, despite their looming relegation.

The Bulls, who started the season with a 12 point deduction after going out of business in the close season, are 12 points adrift of safety with just 14 points to play for in the final seven rounds of the season.

Even without their deduction, they would still be currently sat in the bottom two places.

Their final seven games start this weekend with a home game against Toulouse.

Toovey told the club’s official website: “We started the year pretty well and then took a bit of a turn, so we can take this break now and focus on ourselves, regather and reorganise the team. If we win this first game then we can get ourselves off on the front foot and gain some momentum.

“We know that we need to get back onto the horse coming into these final games. We have set some targets and set some sights and hopefully can finish off the year with those goals.

“When you are not winning you have to work twice as hard to turn things around.”

The Frenchmen will no doubt be smarting having lost their place in The Qualifiers in the very final round of the season.

In their first season back in the Championship, Toulouse had sat in a top four place for virtually the whole season, only to be pipped by Halifax on the last Sunday.

There are two slated relegation places at the bottom of the Championship, though speculation has been rife that reform may mean a possible reprieve for the Bulls and others.

However, any possible changes to the Championship and League 1 is likely to be dependent on what happens in Super League, with nothing expected to be agreed until the season has finished.

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