Andy Mazey believes Rochdale are capable of becoming a sustainable and strong Championship club in the years to come.

Mazey is a part of the consortium that recently took over the running of the club, following his departure from Swinton after the end of last season.

Hornets warmed up for the new season, following relegation to League 1, with an impressive victory over Oldham in the traditional Law Cup fixture.

Mazey told RL News’ Jordan Weir: “Rochdale is a big town. In terms of population it is almost ten times the size of Swinton and nearly four times the size of Leigh.

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“It’s a bigger town than St Helens and it’s not landlocked by Super League clubs.

“Rochdale has the potential to be a sustainable and strong Championship club in its own town, using fantastic facilities and with player pathways as good as any.

“We believe that, by pulling together all the building blocks, we can be one of the strong heartlands clubs post-2021, whatever the outcome [of TV negotiations] and whatever the landscape of the sport.”

Click here to read Jordan Weir’s full interview with Andy Mazey in RL News Magazine.