Bradford Bulls owner Marc Green says his side would target promotion in their first second-tier season if they are relegated at the end of this year.
The Odsal club could find out today if they are to be given any of their six deducted points back as an independent panel meets to decide their fate.
Green, who claims he would not walk away from the club if they don’t avoid the drop, told the Telegraph and Argus: “If relegation happens, and everybody at the club is focusing on it not happening, we will deal with it and we will be back.
“We will make a commitment within the parameters of the game to be back as quickly as possible. My target would be to come back within one year and we will ensure that we have a squad capable of doing that. But everything right now is geared towards staying in Super League.”
Bulls chief executive Robbie Hunter-Paul said: “It would be great to get all the points back but we can’t fret about it. Obviously there is a confidence that we are coming from a certain position, otherwise we wouldn’t have taken it to the appeal panel in the first place.
“We are hopeful we will get some sort of ruling in our favour. What that looks like we will see but if it doesn’t happen we will just keep carrying on with what we’re doing.”
Head coach Francis Cummins added: “There is no doubt that getting points back would help us but we will deal with the decision when we get it.”