Bulls coach Francis Cummins accepts the need for his crisis-torn club to undergo some short-term pain in the hope of obtaining some long-term gains.

The Giants ran in 12 tries on their way to a thumping 66-18 win, their biggest-ever victory over the Bulls, who look almost certain to be in the hands of new owners this week.

Administrator David Wilson was at yesterday’s match with prospective buyer Mandy Koukash, one of five parties to have made a bid for the club.

Cummins is hoping the situation will finally be resolved as he bids to boost a squad that was down to its bare bones yesterday, with Manase Manuokafoa the only recognised prop available.

The Bradford boss said: “It sounds like there are a few consortiums in there.

“It’s tough at the moment but I’m really confident about those players, the people around the club and the supporters.

“We’re going to be okay. We need someone to take over this club and hopefully give us a little bit of back-up.”

Dr Koukash and his wife watched from the stands yesterday and he said: “I believe Mandy’s bid has the substance, vision and strategy to help the club survive this year and stay in Super League.

“But it’s also about 2015, when hopefully the rebuilding process can start to bring the glory days back to the club.

“I believe we will be told by Monday or Tuesday whether her bid has been successful.

“I’ve been told there are five bids in total but as far as we are concerned, Mandy has done everything she can; not just to buy the club but to take it forward.  

“Coming here today has been great and given us a real flavour of the club.”

Chev Walker was used as a front-rower yesterday with Adam Sidlow missing through illness and on-loan Huddersfield prop Anthony Mullally ineligible to face his parent club.

Cummins, who also lost Luke George to a hamstring injury during the first half, added: “We knew it was going to be a tough day.

“The lads’ effort was great but, if you are going to go into a game with two props, especially against a team of literal Giants, then it’s going to be a tough day.  

“They had more forwards on the bench than we did in our entire team. It meant our outside backs had to do some extra work.

“We needed to be smarter but we were always going to struggle with the personnel.”

Giants coach Paul Anderson said: “We were just happy to get the win. At times it was very slow and there was no ruck speed.

“Both teams fell down to a really slow level and we made four changes with 60 minutes gone.

“The whole speed of the game wasn’t great but I thought we turned up at times and obviously the scoreboard showed that.”