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Bradford consider High Court

Bradford are ready to go to the High Court in an effort to win back the six Super League points they were docked for going into administration.

The Odsal club lost an appeal against the Rugby Football League's board of directors' decision to deduct the points but Bulls chairman Marc Green told a news conference called to unveil James Lowes as their new head coach that the matter is not yet closed.

Green said the club have received positive legal advice and would decide in the next 24 hours whether to continue their fight, even though it would cost "tens of thousands of pounds".

The Bulls' top-flight survival hopes worsened at the weekend when relegation rivals Wakefield beat champions Wigan and they are currently nine points from safety with just nine matches left.

"We've had conversations with barristers and we are 100 per cent convinced High Court action will result in success," Green said. "If we believe getting the points back will benefit the club, then we'll do it.

"There is a great expense to doing it. It's not a five hundred quid fee to go into court. It's going to cost many tens of thousands of pounds and, if we don't believe getting the points back would materially benefit the club, then the money is better off spent elsewhere.

"That decision will be made in the next 24 hours, by close of play tomorrow (Wednesday), once we've had a chance to sit down and digest the barristers' comments and Jimmy's had a chance to meet the players."