Bradford Bulls administrator hopeful for club's future

Bradford Bulls

Bradford Bulls administrator Brendan Guilfoyle is confident the club's future is close to being assured.

Guilfoyle confirmed he has received "a number" of bids for the Super League club and would be meeting with the Rugby Football League on Tuesday.

"I'm very hopeful, we're nearly at the end of the process now," he told BBC Radio Leeds.

"Ideally in the next few weeks we'll have a deal. We'll have clarity and the club will be sold."

The Bulls have been in administration since 26 June and last week Guilfoyle set a deadline of Friday for offers to be submitted for the Odsal side.

Prior to going through the offers with the RFL the administrator is unsure which bid will best satisfy the criteria laid out by the game's governing body.

"I received a number of bids before the deadline which I'm clarifying at the moment," he added.

"Between myself and the RFL we'll come up with a preferred bidder and they'll hopefully tick all the boxes. I'm obliged to accept the highest offer so we'll see where that goes.

"There's not really a front runner at this stage. I'm not sure who is in pole position."

Guilfoyle would not name the bids that were being put forward but said the bid from Super League Europe (Ltd) "remains on the table".

Bradford beat Hull KR 32-26 on Friday to close the gap on the Robins, who occupy the final play-off slot, to just points difference.