Geoff Toovey has said the young Bradford Bulls players may be starting to garner attention from other clubs.
Last weekend saw Reiss Butterworth make his competitive debut for the Bulls and he shone in his role alongside Joe Keyes in the halves.
Ethan Ryan and James Bentley have been in terrific form throughout 2017 despite their current club’s status at the bottom of the Championship.
Their impact with the Bulls has seen Super League club St Helens keep a close eye on the duo, according to the League Express, but Toovey is eager to keep Bradford’s rising stars in West Yorkshire.
“I think things are starting to turn,” Toovey told the Telegraph and Argus
“A lot of the young blokes are getting recognised and probably trying to get poached by other clubs for next year.
“We’ll do our best to improve and hopefully keep them at the Bradford club.”
Toovey has made his move in the market recently, with the signings of Ashley Gibson and Damien Sironen. Bringing in older heads compared, despite Sironen only being 24-years-old, is important for Toovey and the youngsters in the squad and the former Manly boss is eyeing up more arrivals.
“They (the youngsters) are getting valuable experience as it is, just being left out there by themselves and experiencing the game against hardened, mature opposition,” he added.
“But if they had a few more mature and experienced blokes in the side, I think they’ll learn a lot quicker.”