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Bradford Bulls: Loss of Wigan Warriors loanee Greg Burke leads to prop shortage
The loss through injury of Wigan loanee Greg Burke has left Bulls coach Francis Cummins desperately short of props heading into this weekend’s home clash with Huddersfield.
Burke dislocated his shoulder on his debut in last Friday’s 44-16 defeat at Hull and is facing nearly two months on the sidelines.
On-loan Giants forward Anthony Mullally is ineligible to face his parent club under the terms of his loan.
That has left Cummins two props short and he looks set to use Chev Walker as a front-rower along with Manase Manuokafoa and Adam Sidlow on Sunday.
Meanwhile, all bids for the Bulls must be tabled to the administrator and the RFL by close of play tomorrow.
Marc Green, managing director of Leeds-based Safeguard Security Group, is in the running to take control of the club.
OK Bulls Limited took out a debenture with Green’s firm on September 30 as part of a loan agreement for a sum in excess of £150,000 and the club's assets were listed as security on the loan.
Green then called the loan in, leading to David Wilson, of Leeds-based DFW Associates, being appointed administrator of the club’s former holding company on January 31.
Rival bidders include representatives from Bradford Park Avenue, Bradford City, London-based businessman Richard Lamb and former owner Omar Khan.
It is understood that associates of Salford owner Dr Marwan Koukash have also made enquiries about the Bulls but it remains to be seen whether they will table a formal offer.
An announcement on the successful bidder could be made before Sunday’s game with Huddersfield.
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