Bradford Bulls’ new owners last night revealed 4,200 fans snapped up their season tickets before a deadline for the cheapest deal ended on Saturday – but remain confident the club will hit its target of selling 10,000.

Bulls’ commercial director Simon Kenny confirmed the Super League side had sold more season tickets than the previous outfit had at this point last year, despite OK Bulls’ tickets costing more than double the price of those sold by the now-defunct Bradford Bulls Holdings Limited.

In September the club’s new owners Omar Khan and former Sports Minister Gerry Sutcliffe revealed the price structure for season tickets at the newly-rejuvenated club – announcing an ‘early bird’ offer which would mean supporters could buy a season ticket for 13 games for the price of nine, as well as an initiative that would see under-12s able to cheer on the team free of charge at home matches.

The cheapest adult early bird price for the Terrace was £180 – more than double last year’s lowest price of £85 – but the club chiefs said the new prices would bring financial stability to the club after its financial crisis and bring its prices in line with rival Super League sides.

Mr Kenny said some fans had told the club’s management that they were waiting until the ‘early bird’ offer had expired so they could pay full price in support of the club.

“It’s fantastic that fans feel so strongly about the Bulls,” he said.

“We would really like people to carry on coming forward and buying them for Christmas presents. We need people to continue to support the club by buying tickets so we know where we are for the start of next season.

“We have sold 4,200 and we are still confident that 10,000 sales before February is achievable.”

Adult ticket are now priced at £220 at the Terrace, £275 at the Tetley’s Stand and £330 at the Premier Club.

To buy tickets, call the club on 08448 711490 or visit the ticket office.

A fans’ forum will be held in The Coral Stand at the newly-named Provident Stadium at 7pm on Friday.