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Bradford finally confirm new head coach

Bradford have finally confirmed Geoff Toovey as their new head coach after his visa was approved.

Australian Toovey was appointed in January but because of the club’s reformation, they have had to apply for a Border License.

While the Bulls have waited for clearance, Leigh Beattie has taken on the role but has been unable to build any momentum on the pitch.

Bradford sit bottom of the Championship table on minus two points with only five wins, after starting the campaign with a 12-point deductions.

On finally getting the go ahead to take charge, the former Manly head coach is fully aware of the task that lies ahead.

“People should know that my history says I do not walk away from a challenge,” said Toovey.

“I am looking forward to cracking on. We have a fair task ahead of us as the last couple of months have been difficult, but this is one positive step and hopefully we can take another one this weekend.

“The fans have been fantastic, nothing but support. Our side outnumber people anywhere we go. I hope they keep the faith and I hope they understand it is a difficult position for the players to be put in within the club.

“We need to get over this minus two that has been hanging around for too long. When we get past it we can set ourselves some new goals to achieve.”

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