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Decision day for Bulls

Needing the cash: The Bulls' stadium Photo: Calendar

Cash-strapped Bradford will announced today whether they have raised enough money to continue running the club.

The Bulls were expected to announce on Saturday whether or not they had reached the£500,000 target they initially need to pay off a tax bill and cover their player’s wages for the month.

But, in a statement the club have confirmed that because they were so close to their target, and almost £480,000 had been raised – they were extending the deadline.

On behalf of Bradford Bulls I want to applaud all the fans, local businesses, othersupporters and the rugby league community as a whole for their thousands of pledges of support.”

– Peter Hood - Chairman

A crowd of 20,851 turned out as Odsal on the weekend as the Bulls beat local rivals Leeds 12-4 in their traditional Easter clash, with gate receipts pushing the club close to their intended target.

The Bulls face Widnes tonight with the Vikings owner Steve O`Connor having donated 600 tickets for travelling fans, the proceeds of which will go direct to the Yorkshire side.

O'Connor also made a one-off donation of £10,000, while several former Bradford players, including England captain Jamie Peacock, have sold medals won during their time with the club to raise cash.

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