Cowboys coach Paul Green hopeful of Todd Carney deal after lodging contract with NRL

A LACK of NRL feedback on Todd Carney’s return has not deterred North Queensland coach Paul Green.

The Cowboys mentor remains hopeful the controversial playmaker will be cleared to take up a 2018 deal despite hearing little since lodging a contract with the NRL.

“I am not sure. We haven’t got a lot of feedback from the NRL but now we have lodged a contract hopefully that process will swing into gear now,” Green said.

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The North Queensland coach admitted he had no idea how long the process to sanction 31-year-old Carney would take.