Bulls future still up in the air

The Bolton News: The future Bradford Bulls remains uncertain The future Bradford Bulls remains uncertain

The future of financially-crippled Bradford Bulls still remains "in the balance", according to administrator Brendan Guilfoyle.

The cash-strapped club are still waiting for any prospective buyer to come forward and Guilfoyle now has just a week to prevent the club from being wound up. He told Press Association Sport: "I have nothing to report, which is disappointing.

"I think next week I'm going to have to start banging down a few doors to try and convince people that the Bulls are a good proposition."

Bradford went into administration after failing to find the £1.2million they say is needed to see them through to the end of the season and they have no money to pay the players and staff their wages for July.

That puts their next scheduled Stobart Super League home game against London Broncos on Sunday week in jeopardy, although one short-term solution might be for the Rugby Football League to advance the club money from central funds.

The RFL are prevented by law from funding the wages of a club's players but chief operating officer Ralph Rimmer and director of standards and licensing Blake Solly met the Bradford squad and coach Mick Potter yesterday to offer practical support.

Solly said: "Ralph and I had a constructive meeting with the Bradford Bulls players at their training ground on Thursday evening at which details of the support the governing body is able to offer them were outlined.

"The players are understandably very concerned at the events at Bradford and the way the club has been managed and, whilst there remains a lot of uncertainty, they were receptive to what we had to tell them.

"Because of the confidential nature of much of the information we discussed, it would be inappropriate to give further details but suffice to say, the RFL will continue to do all it can to minimise the impact of this administration on the players at Bradford Bulls."

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