BULLS stadium manager Mark Leadbeater says the club remains "very confident" Sunday's game will go ahead despite the snow.

The pitch at Odsal has been covered in a blanket of snow today, but frost protection sheets have been used in a bid to thwart the worst of the weather.

The snow is expected to make way for sunny conditions over the weekend, with temperatures only reaching a maximum temperature of 4C just before Sunday's 3pm kick-off.

Speaking on Bulls' social media this afternoon, Leadbeater said the club's Championship curtain raiser against Featherstone Rovers would not fall victim to the wintry conditions.

Leadbeater said: "I am very confident the game will go ahead.

"Things look pretty good, everything is going soft. We have managed to get a key into the pitch.

"At the moment, everything is good to go. I can't see it not going ahead. The weather forecast looks better for the weekend too.

"All of the ground's entry points have been cleared. There is a light covering of snow at the ground. We will be doing tests on the pitch and the ground on Sunday morning. I will be here from around 5am on Sunday.

"We can open up the north terracing at the ground if we need to."