Pryce targeting play-offs
Karl Pryce believes the Bradford Bulls can still make the play-offs even after they are deducted points for entering administration.
Last Updated: 20/07/12 12:26pm
Bradford Bulls winger Karl Pryce believes the club can still make the play-offs even after they are deducted points for entering administration.
The Rugby Football League board of directors have a meeting scheduled for July 20, when they are expected to announce the Bulls' points deduction for breaching the league's insolvency regulations.
The now defunct Crusaders and Wakefield Wildcats were both deducted four points for entering administration in the 2011 Super League campaign.
Mick Potter's team are currently sixth in the table, four points clear of ninth-placed Hull KR, and Pryce is confident the club can overcome adversity and clinch a play-off spot.
"Whatever points they take off us, we're still in the hunt for the top eight," he told the Yorkshire Post.
"We're playing some good stuff at the minute and it seems like what's gone on has kind of relaxed us a bit on the field.
"We're going out there playing with a smile on our face.
"Hopefully, we can kick on until the end of the season and our team spirit is second to none. It's the best I've ever been involved in."
The ABC consortium submitted a bid for Bradford on Thursday and Pryce admits it is a big weight off the players' mind that progress is being made off the field.
"There was a rumour the other day that they'd pulled out altogether," he continued.
"There was nothing in the press but we'd heard that so, obviously, it's good to know that it was just hearsay and this bid is finally in there now.
"It takes a little bit of weight off everyone's shoulders knowing that progress is being made. We know there is a long way to go yet to get it over the line.
"But, hopefully, the RFL will approve it and it's great to know that businesses here in Bradford are keeping an eye on the Bulls."