Prospective new Rochdale owner Andy Mazey received a positive endorsement from Hornets supporters at a forum held this week.

Mazey addressed fans for the first time following the announcement that he’s heading a consortium looking to take over at the club.

League Express and Daily Mirror journalist Gareth Walker was in attendance and he Tweeted to suggest that “the support in the room afterwards appeared unanimous”.

Walker said: “Just come away from a hugely impressive presentation by the consortium looking to take Rochdale Hornets forward under new ownership, fronted by Andy Mazey.

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“A clear, exciting but realistic vision for the future of the club

“Given their past links to Swinton the issue of changing name to Manchester was naturally raised.

“The consortium reiterated that will not happen, and it will actually be legally written into the transfer of ownership should Hornets’ members approve the move (it needs 75% backing).

“The consortium spoke passionately about the key building blocks in place in Rochdale – playing at an excellent stadium in the town, superb training facilities at Hopwood College, the Hornets Foundation, local amateur clubs producing top players.

“Purely with a supporter’s hat on it was everything you’d want to hear from prospective owners, without any bold promises and with realistic targets over a number of years.”