Bradford Bulls confident they will win appeal over winding-up petition

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Bradford BULLS have played down the significance of another winding-up petition.

The former Super League champions, who have spent two spells in administration in 2012 and 2014, are the subject of a claim for monies owed to HM Revenue & Customs, whose winding-up petition is due be heard at the High Court in London on September 5.

Dejected Bradford Bull players after losing their crunch game against Featherstone Rovers on Sunday.

Dejected Bradford Bull players after losing their crunch game against Featherstone Rovers on Sunday.

However, the club issued a statement in which they labelled HMRC’s actions unfair.

“The club were subject to a VAT assessment which was appealed three months ago,” they said.

“This appeal is on-going and we believe HMRC have acted unfairly in respect of the assessment and the issuing of the petition.

“The club is confident it will succeed on appeal against the assessment and do not envisage this as a long-term problem.”

The news comes on the back of the Bulls’ failure to reach the Super 8s Qualifiers after finishing outside the top four in the Championship.

On Tuesday, chairman Marc Green attempted to allay the fears of supporters by insisting the club will remain full-time as they prepare for a third season in the second tier.

Thursday’s statement added: “Once again, we are sorry if, in light of the scaremongering earlier this week, this has caused any further concern.”

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