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    Mbye admits Bulldogs future is uncertain

    He signed a four-year deal at the club just last year but Moses Mbye's future at Belmore is up in the air as player transfers dominate headlines.


    He owns the No.7 jumper and a long-term deal, but Moses Mbye admits he is unsure how long he will have either as he faces an uncertain future at Canterbury.

    Mbye is one of a number of players linked with an exit from Belmore amid widespread speculation the club has been successful in its pursuit of high-profile names Aaron Woods and Kieran Foran.

    Wests Tigers captain Woods is understood to be leaning towards joining the Bulldogs next season, while Foran is believed to have met with club officials this week. A News Corp report suggests both deals have been done.

    The developments are sure to cause a shuffle in the Bulldogs roster, with Mbye reportedly shopped to rival clubs despite signing a four-year deal just last year.

    Ahead of Sunday's round-eight match against the Wests Tigers, Mbye conceded security only comes through good form and that mid-contract upheaval is merely a reality of the game.

    "A contract doesn't mean too much these days. You've got to play good footy to be honest, focus on the footy and whatever comes of it will come in time," he said.

    "Obviously there's a salary cap there and it's rules - you have to follow it.

    "To make space, blokes have got to go and if you want new people, that's just how it works. It's been happening like that for years and it'll probably continue to do so."

    Mbye was considered the club's long-term halfback in the pre-season, however the recent emergence of Matt Frawley has muddied Mbye's short and long-term future.

    After spending the final 55 minutes of last week's win over South Sydney at hooker, the 23-year-old says he is now unsure of what his best position is.

    "It's a good question. To be honest, I don't know," he said.

    "I like playing rugby league. I think I'm a utility, I can do a good job in the halves, on the weekend I played hooker and played a little bit of centre. But I'm probably still figuring it out myself.

    "At the moment I'm comfortable playing in the halves and confident I can do a good job there."

    Mbye has been named to start again at halfback this week with Frawley on the bench, however the Queensland hopeful admits there is no set game plan for when he will switch positions.

    He said coach Des Hasler is taking a "horses for courses" approach.

    "It's the way the game's going to pan out - people get gassed, a different style of footy, different speeds of the game, and different size of people's packs," he said.

    "I think it's one of those things you just make on game day, it's a live decision and he'll do that, he's pretty experienced in that arena."


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