Consortium responds to Brereton withdrawal

The remaining members of the consortium seeking to buy Bradford have responded to Chris Brereton’s announcement of his withdrawal.

Bretherton confirmed this morning that he would not be pursuing his interest in buying the Bulls.

But in a fresh statement published on the club’s website, the remaining members of the consortium say Brereton’s exit “won’t affect the resolve of the remaining group”.

They said: “We would like to thank Chris for all his hard work over the past weeks, moving the club into a position where a transition can take place from Andrew and the previous board to new investors.

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“We are sure it was a very difficult decision for Chris and we thoroughly understand and respect his reasons for standing down from the consortium at this time.

“Although Chris stepping down is disappointing, it won’t affect the resolve of the remaining group and we are hopeful of some positive news at the first fans forum tomorrow night.

“We look forward to speaking with all the fans who have managed to secure a ticket for either tomorrow or Wednesday nights fans forums.”