Bradford Bulls chairman Marc Green has offered his backing to head coach Francis Cummins ahead of Sunday's must-win clash against Wakefield Wildcats.
The Bulls slumped to a season low last Saturday following a humiliating 46-4 loss at Catalan Dragons, a performance Cummins described as 'embarrassing'.
Bradford, who have already beaten Wakefield this season, would slip 10 points behind Richard Agar's men this weekend if they lose to the Wildcats at Provident Stadium.
Cummins lost the likes of Nick Scruton and Jarrod Sammut before the start of the new campaign and Green sympathises with the club's head coach and his threadbare squad.
The West Yorkshire side recently landed Jordan Baldwinson and Mason Tonks for the rest of the campaign and Green insists any further signings have got to be right for the club.
"Francis Cummins is our coach and we are fully supportive of what he is doing," Green told the Telegraph and Argus.
"He went on record with his feelings after Saturday's game and whatever went wrong went wrong - but we support our coach.
"We will probably be one of several teams to go to Catalan and lose this year - you could name the two or three teams who will go there and win.
"It's all about Wakefield now and it's a massive game. We have won two of our last five games and Francis has had extremely weakened squads during my time at the club.
"He has seen the guts ripped out of his team through what happened earlier this year. We have managed to bring in a raft of players in the time I have been here but Francis has been hindered by the injuries we have suffered.
"We have signed players and then lost players to injury but this weekend I expect us to be able to field the strongest team we have had all season.
"We are totally rebuilding the club and we are focusing everything on trying to stay up - but we're not going to spend silly money at all costs. Any new player has to be the right fit."
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