Bradford City’s Valley Parade was pencilled in to host cup semis if Bolton fell through

The Challenge Cup semi-finals were set to be switched to Bradford City’s Valley Parade if the Rugby Football League had not been given assurances Bolton would be capable of hosting the triple-header at the end of July, League Express can reveal.

Last week, League Express revealed how the governing body had put a contingency plan into place should the home of Bolton Wanderers – who are currently in administration following long-standing financial troubles – not be able to guarantee it could host the event..

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