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Monday, 1 July, 2002, 15:14 GMT 16:14 UK
Axed players report back
Robert Molenaar in action for Bradford
Molenaar was a victim of the cost-cutting
The majority of the 16 Bradford City players axed by the club in May have turned up for pre-season training.

With only five professionals officially on the books for the forthcoming campaign, the majority of the squad who took part face an uncertain future.


It has been a very difficult summer for everyone connected with the club
Robert Molenaar

"I've spoken to the players and the response was pretty positive," said Bantams boss Nicky Law.

"We don't know what will happen eventually but until they hear any different I've told them to concentrate on preparing to play for Bradford next season."

Administrators laid off 16 players and failed to renew the contracts of three others at the end of last season as part of a cost-cutting measure.

Defender Robert Molenaar was one of the victims of the cutbacks.

"We all understand it was the administrators who made the decisions," he told the club's website.

"Their goal was to make the club healthier to sell it on and they did what they thought was the best way.

"I don't have a problem in going back and while I can't speak for all the others, I would think they mostly feel the same.

"Like us, the manager didn't have a clue what was going on.

"It has been a very difficult summer for everyone connected with the club."

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