JAKE Webster is urging the Bulls fanbase to help them clear the hurdle of relocating to Dewsbury.

The experienced centre admits the club have little choice but to leave Odsal because of the financial drain on resources.

But he is ready to embrace their new home for 2020 at the Tetley’s Stadium – and hopes the supporters will be willing to make the move.

He said: “For the club to move forward and get the playing squad we needed, it’s going to be nothing but positive.

“I don’t know the exact figures but it was a lot of money to play out of Odsal.

“For a club like us trying to get back on our feet, doing this is a positive.

“We just need to make sure the fans buy into it and support us no matter where we are.

“We know that good performances will attract the fans and that will help us put a big foot forward in coming back into Bradford.

“That’s the ultimate goal of everyone, whether it be Odsal or anywhere.

“If we can do our job on the field, then I’m pretty sure the fans will come.”

The Bulls must adapt to the different dimensions of the Tetley’s Stadium pitch, which is much tighter than they have been used to at Odsal.

But having finished sixth in the first year back in the Championship, Webster is confident they have the players to cope. And he feels the smaller surroundings at the ground can make for a raucous atmosphere.

“The size of the playing surface will take a bit of getting used to but I don’t think it’s going to have a big effect,” he added.

“The boys are very professional in everything they do. But it can only be a bonus for us if we can fill the ground.

“Odsal gets a bit quiet with the size of it. You’re almost in awe of it because it’s so big.

“You can have 4,000-5,000 there and really can’t hear anything.

“Get 4,000-5,000 at Dewsbury and it’s going to make a big difference.”

John Kear is waiting for the green light from the RFL to begin his recruitment plans for next year. The club hope they will be out of special measures within the next few weeks.

Webster, who is contracted for next year, insists the basis of a strong squad remains in place.

He said: “It’s going to be a different year and we’ve got some obstacles to overcome.

“But it’s a building platform. We know we’ve got a good core group of players.

“Add a few to that, hopefully bring a few young fellas through and the sky is the limit.

“If we can move into the pre-season with a positive attitude then there’s nothing but good things to look forward to.”

Webster notched 11 tries in 25 appearances in his first season with the Bulls and was one of 12 scorers as they thrashed bottom club Rochdale 82-0 in the final game.

“It was one of those games that could have gone either way but the boys really stuck it to them.

“We spoke about it all week about doing justice to ourselves and turning up with a good performance.

“It’s been about us all year. We’ve had some ups and downs and had some rubbish thrown at us.

“But the boys have stuck together and to finish sixth is a credit to the coaching staff and the squad themselves.”

“The next step is to make the play-offs and hopefully push for the Super League where Bradford should be.”