Bradford chairman Andrew Chalmers has explained the factors behind the departure of several players in recent weeks.
The most high-profile exit was confirmed yesterday, when Featherstone announced the capture of Dane Chisholm on loan until the end of the season.
Chisholm posted a message on Twitter this morning suggesting that he’s been fit “for some weeks”, and has moved clubs in order to play.
— Dane Chisholm (@dane_chisholm) April 17, 2019
Writing on the Bulls’ official website, Chalmers says Chisholm’s departure is a result of the club’s recent analysis into the squad’s strengths and weaknesses.
He said: “As we approach half way into the season it was an appropriate time to reflect upon our performances as a group and where our strengths and weaknesses were.
“This goes on in all professional sports clubs all the time as players slip in and out of form and injuries take hold.
“It is entirely appropriate this far into the season for the coaching team and I to have crystallised our thinking as to the best team we can put out on the field and it is therefore also appropriate for players who may not be featuring that often to be allowed opportunities to progress their careers elsewhere.
“Sport is all about opinions and judgements and we all have them whatever positions we hold.
“At the end of the day the club must do what they believe is in the best interest of the club and that is what has happened with the additions and departures and I sincerely wish all the players who have left every success in their own futures.”