Bradford BULLS expect to find out who their new owner is today, although the only focus for the club’s players is their trip to Hull KR on Sunday.
The club’s administrator has spent the last week mulling over five offers for the Bulls, who have clawed back four of the six points deducted for entering administration. Mandy Koukash – wife of Salford owner Dr Marwen Koukash – indicated midweek she had not been successful in her bid.
A consortium led by London-based businessman Richard Lamb – which includes former Bulls chief executive Abi Ekoku – has been touted as the front-runner, with administrator David Wilson expected to announce his decision today.
The significance of Sunday’s trip to the KC Lightstream Stadium for Bradford, though, is that victory would leave them just one point off the Robins after six matches.
With several players leaving Odsal over a troubled winter at Bradford, one of the rays of light has been the arrival of New Zealander Adam Henry.
The 23-year-old former Sydney Roosters player came in to replace the departed Keith Lulia and has impressed in his first season in Super League.
Two tries against Huddersfield Giants last Sunday made it three scores in five games, although Henry insists there is plenty more to come.
“I have been happy with the way I have started here, but I want to keep on improving,” said Henry, who arrived on a two-year deal.
“I have been working hard to develop my defence.
“And I feel I am getting better in that area, while managing to grab myself a few tries.
“But, first and foremost, it is about the team winning and that is something we need to get back to this weekend.
“Partnerships have been hard to come by out wide, given the fact that the line-up has had to be reshuffled a fair bit in recent weeks.
“At first the English game came as something of a shock to the system. I required a fair bit of game time to become accustomed to it.
“But I am getting up to speed with it now and my fitness levels are constantly improving.”