BULLS chairman Marc Green today dismissed a winding-up petititon issued against the club as having been "incorrectly lodged".

The London Gazette reveals that a petition to wind up the Bulls' holding company - Bradford Bulls Northern Ltd - and is scheduled to be heard at the High Court in London on November 30.

Mr Green said the Bulls had taken legal advice as they seek to have the petition removed.

“It is our understanding the petition has been incorrectly lodged against the company,” said Mr Green.

“Our solicitors are now dealing with this and we expect to see the matter resolved – and the winding-up petition removed – imminently.”

Mr Green, the managing director of a Leeds-based security firm which he established in 1997, became involved with the Bulls around two years ago when he loaned the regime then running the club a six-figure sum under a deed of debenture.

He then appointed administrators when the club were served with a winding-up order by HMRC in January 2014, and those same administrators handed him control – via a holding company named as Bradford Bulls Northern Ltd - in March 2014.

It is against Bradford Bulls Northern Ltd that the winding up petition has been lodged.

The Bulls have twice been in administration in the last three years and were relegated from Super League at the end of the 2014 season.

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