Dewsbury chairman Mark Sawyer has commented on tonight’s announcement by Bradford that they will ground share at the Rams’ Tetley’s Stadium home for the next two seasons.

Bulls chairman Andrew Chalmers announced this evening that the club would play home matches at Dewsbury next year and in 2021, while confirming that they’ll press on with plans to develop a new ground in Bradford and indicating they could look to develop facilities at their temporary home.

His Rams counterpart Sawyer said: “It is important that we help such an iconic club as Bradford through this transitional period.

“We have negotiated mutually acceptable terms for the use of the Tetley’s Stadium as well as protecting our own interests in this two year period.

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“Our current capacity is capable of coping with the demands of Championship Rugby League and should the Bulls be successful in obtaining promotion then we already have plans on how the ground capacity can be increased to meet Super League standards.

“We hope our own supporters will welcome this move since it helps to underpin what we are doing here at Dewsbury as well as providing a sustainable basis for Bradford.”