JOHN Kear says his Bulls players have their focus set firmly on the pitch despite uncertainty off the field.

Recent reports in the rugby league media have fuelled speculation the club could be in financial difficulty - which chairman Andrew Chalmers refutes - while there are doubts about whether the club will play their home games at Odsal next season.

But experienced head coach Kear was clear that off-field matters would have no impact on himself and his players as they seek to revitalise their play-off bid against Toronto on Sunday.

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He said: "I’m quite a simple fella and I know there’s a field that’s 100 metres long, 68 metres wide, with six metre in-goals.

"There’s going to be 13 blokes wearing different coloured shirts playing against us and we’re going to try knock ten bells out of them and get a result.

"That’s how simple I’m approaching it.

"It doesn’t affect me and I’m certain it doesn’t affect the players as well."

The club have had two County Court judgement (CCJ) orders placed on them for a total of £2100, which Chalmers said were a mistake on the club's part and would be settled.

It was also reported this week that a potential signing was blocked earlier this month.

According to the Total Rugby League website, the Bulls had a deal lined up for a Super League youngster at the start of July.

But, the report stated that the RFL blocked the move due to concerns over funding.

Meanwhile, Bulls are considering the prospect of moving away from Odsal next season due to a lack of developments in necessary renovations.

The club are considering other venues within Bradford at Valley Parade and Horsfall Stadium but also alternatives outside the city, with one option being Dewsbury Rams’ Tetley’s Stadium, if staying at Odsal proves financially unviable. A decision is expected by August 15.

Those responsible for business on the pitch face the mammoth task of making sure the Bulls' promotion hopes don't crash and burn at home to the League Leaders Shield winners Toronto.

The Canadian side have lost only once all season in the league, and a defeat for Kear's men - and a win for fifth-placed Featherstone - could leave them five points adrift with four games left.

But, the Bulls came close - despite the scoreline - when travelling across the Atlantic and Kear has every intention of making the play-offs still.

The head coach said: "While ever we’ve got a mathematical chance, we’ll strive to do it.

"We’ve certainly got a mathematical chance at the minute, so we’ll be striving to give our very best shot.

"We’ve got a great chance, should we play very well in all five of the last games – no doubt about that."

Their run-in after Toronto includes just one more chance to make the most of home advantage.

First up is a trip to Barrow, followed by a game at Dewsbury Rams.

Bulls then play Sheffield Eagles at home, before ending the season at Rochdale.