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Omar Khan urges Bradford City fans to back Bradford Bulls
Omar Khan has appealed to City supporters to back the Bulls and help generate a crowd of well over 10,000 in Sunday’s Super League opener at home to Wakefield.
The Bulls owner and City club ambassador has closely followed the Bantams’ stunning exploits in reaching the Capital One Cup final against Swansea.
He will be at Wembley for the historic showdown and wants Bantams fans to show similar support for Francis Cummins’ men.
Khan said: “Phil Parkinson and his players have done amazing things for the city of Bradford and made everyone very proud.
“I know many Bulls fans have been supporting them and will be going to Wembley later this month.
“I would like to see more City fans coming to the Provident Stadium to support the Bulls – starting this weekend against Wakefield.
“It’s the first game of the season and we want a big crowd of over 10,000. There has been a lot to organise, but we are raring to go.
“Before the game we will have the first five acts from the OK Bull Factor performing on the pitch and there will also be a play area for children.
“We are all working together and it’s a great feeling. Francis has worked so hard with the team and there is a buzz around the place.”
The Bulls have sold 6,673 season tickets but general manager Ryan Whitcut said: “We’re hoping to get a huge walk-up of between 5,000 and 6,000 and believe we can get a crowd of between 12,000 and 13,000.”
The Bulls confirmed yesterday that their home match against St Helens, originally scheduled for the day of the Capital One Cup final, will take place on Saturday, February 23, with a 2pm kick-off.
Meanwhile, James Donaldson and Adam O’Brien are poised to line up for Dewsbury Rams in their Championship opener at Doncaster on Sunday.
The pair impressed while training with the rest of the Dewsbury squad on Wednesday evening and could get the nod if, as expected, they are not in the frame for the Bulls this weekend.
The Bulls Under-19s claimed an exhilarating 26-18 win over Wakefield in their opening game last night but it came at a cost as Curtis Naughton sustained a suspected knee injury.
The full back was taken to Bradford Royal Infirmary to be assessed after being carried from the field in the first half before Sam Wood's late try - his second of the game - sealed the win for Paul Medley's side.