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Kear happy with approach to business

14th December 2019, 17:36 by Bobbie Jackson

John Kear feels Bradford Bulls are benefitting from taking a patient approach with their off-season business.

The Bulls missed out on the play-offs by a solitary point last season despite being under special measures due to their financial situation.

Kear has been afforded the chance to reinforce his squad ahead of 2020 and Levy Nzoungou is set to be their fifth signing when the deal goes through next month.

Adam Rooks, Sam Barlow, Anthony England and Greg Johnson have also been snapped up, while Rowan Milnes returns after a season on loan with Hull KR.

A fresh look to the squad could boost their chances of pushing for promotion and Kear is pleased about the way they have done their business.

Kear said: "We haven't panicked. We've held our nerve, which I'm dead chuffed about, and because of that we've got some real quality.

"People just had to be patient. It isn't as easy as saying, 'Do you want to play for Bradford' and the player saying, 'Yeah'.

"There's agents, salaries, due diligence you've got to carry out, you've got to get a feel for the player when you chat to him. Loads of things have got to take place alongside doing the regular work of coaching the side in pre-season."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Bobbie Jackson is a reporter with an in-depth knowledge of football at all levels. A Blackpool supporter, Bobbie is also a keen rugby union, boxing, MMA and UFC follower.

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