Cullens CommentPaul Cullen gives his thoughts on the win over Wigan Warriors on Sunday and the extension to Mark Gleesons contract announced today.ANOTHER TOP 6 SCALP AT THE HALLIWELL JONES STADIUM, ARE CURRENT PERFORMANCES EXCEEDING YOUR PRE-SEASON EXPECTATIONS?No, it was the earlier results that failed to match our expectations. It has been a great lesson in how to work when it does not go your way.ARE YOU FEELING RELIEVED THAT ALL THE HARDWORK IS STARTING TO PAY OFF?No, simply challenged to better the current form.WHY DID YOU FEEL THE NEED TO EMPLOY MIKE FORSHAW AS A DEFENSIVE COACH?Mike has been employed by us since last November, since his retirement; in a part time category whilst working full time with the RFL performance department.We manage 14 teams, approximately 300 players ranging from 12 to 32. There is a demand to expand our staff to service the needs of all our players. Mike will work for us in a variety of roles across a broad section of our age groups. BRADFORD WILL BE GUNNING FOR REVENGE ON SUNDAY, WHAT KIND OF GAME ARE YOU EXPECTING?I don't think the Bulls will waste any prep time on revenge tactics they will simply prepare to exploit our weaknesses and to protect the weaknesses we found in their line.WHAT IS THE INJURY NEWS AHEAD OF SUNDAY'S GAME?No further injuries from the Wigan game.MATT ORFORD'S NAME HAS BEEN LINKED WITH WARRINGTON WOLVES NOW FOR THE LAST FEW WEEKS, WHAT KIND OF EFFECT DO YOU FEEL TRANSFER SPECULATION HAS ON YOUR SQUAD?We never make any comment on players we have not signed. MARK GLEESON HAS SIGNED A TWO YEAR EXTENSION TO HIS CURRENT CONTRACT. DO YOU SEE HIM AS AN IMPORTANT PART OF THE CURRENT AND FUTURE SQUAD?He is a player who is playing very well and has massive potential. He plays well above his weight and has great vision at the ruck. IS THE DOOR STILL OPEN FOR PLAYERS OFF CONTRACT AT THE END OF THE YEAR TO BE REWARDED WITH A NEW DEAL?Yes and I think we a seeing a reaction to this situation.
19, May, 2005