Omar Khan: Bradford not heading for administration despite 'temporary issue'

Last Updated: 01/08/13 5:02pm

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Bradford Bulls players will not be paid for July until August 8

Bradford Bulls players will not be paid for July until August 8

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Bradford Bulls owner Omar Khan has been forced to deny rumours that the club is about to re-enter administration.

A delay in paying this month's wages led to renewed fears over the financial health of the club, which was bought out of administration last year by Khan's consortium.

The local businessman has admitted "a temporary funding issue" but has assured supporters the long-term outlook at Odsal is positive.

A statement released on the Bulls website read: "I would like to dispel all rumours and confirm that the club is NOT going into administration.

"But as 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 August 8.

Temporary

"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.

"We also have some big announcements ready to make in the coming months that will excite and encourage all of the Bulls supporters."

Bradford are two points off Super League's top eight with five games remaining, starting with Sunday's trip to Wakefield.

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