BRADFORD Bulls waved an emotional goodbye to Odsal just last September - but their reserves, youth and women's teams could potentially make a return there later this season.

While John Kear's Championship side are playing their 2020 campaign at Dewsbury Rams' Tetley's Stadium, Bulls part-owner Mark Sawyer has revealed the club are looking into the prospect of going back to their historic home for some non-first team matches.

Bulls will need somewhere to host those games for a period this season if the go-ahead is given for a 3G surface to be installed at Horsfall Stadium.

The rugby league club announced this week they were switching their non-first team fixtures from Dudley Hill to Bradford Park Avenue's ground.

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But an alternative venue will be needed at the end of the football season in May when work is due to start on the new Horsfall surface.

Sawyer stressed that Odsal is one of many options that Bulls are looking at, but he has made an initial request to the RFL, looking to sound out whether any application to use the famous old ground would be accepted.

He said: "We're doing everything possible to bring Bulls back to Bradford and we want all our sides to play here.

"We're playing at Horsfall now but they are going to dig it up for a 3G pitch. We're looking at all sorts of alternatives (in the interim), but one option may be Odsal for our non first-team games.

"We're making a proposal to the RFL for use of the seated stand there. So we're talking about somewhere for our reserves, women, academy and scholarship players to play. The capacity is not as important for those games.

"Obviously, there'd still be issues with using Odsal for the first team, and it's a long way off (as an option) for them. But Odsal could potentially be a venue after we leave Park Avenue."

Sawyer urged caution though, saying: "It might not be possible but it's something worth looking at. We're in touch with the RFL and we'll have a look and see if it works and whether we can get a ground safety certificate.

"We have to ask 'can we use Odsal for these matches over the summer?' It's the end of April when we'll need a venue so we have to move pretty sharpish.

"We'd have to pay rent for matches there, we get that, but it would certainly be good if we could."