Bradford Bulls: Chairman Omar Khan allays administration fears

Omar Khan

Bradford Bulls chairman Omar Khan has admitted the club are experiencing financial issues but denied they are close to re-entering administration.

Fears grew that the Odsal club was in trouble after players took to Twitter to reveal they had not been paid.external-link

"I would like to dispel all rumours and confirm that the club is not going into administration," said Khan.

"I have always taken the approach of open transparency I will say that we are at this time experiencing a temporary funding issue and as such it transpires that we will not be able to pay the wages until Wednesday, 8 August.

"We have made every endeavour to minimise the effect on all concerned and I would like to emphasise that this is a temporary issue that does not affect the future of the club, its players or its staff.

"We have a busy couple of months ahead of us and I hope all of the Bradford Bulls supporters will get in behind the lads and help push them over these final few games of the season especially as the play-offs beckon."

The Bulls ended a six-match losing streak with victory over Hull FC in their last Super League fixture and are currently two points outside the play-offs in 10th place.