Rams issue statement on chairman’s Bulls stake

Dewsbury have issued a statement following confirmation that chairman Mark Sawyer is a part of the new consortium taking ownership of Bradford.

Sawyer led a fans forum at The Tetley’s Stadium this evening where it was also revealed that Nigel Wood is a shareholder, while Eric Perez will serve as chairman.

A statement from the Rams explains: “This is entirely within the RFL guidelines and will not affect his ownership of Dewsbury Rams and therefore there is no conflict of interest.

“Mark remains very much dedicated to the Rams and sees the part-ownership of the Bulls as a positive move for the Rams going forward into 2020.

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Sawyer added: “I understand the concerns of our supporters but there is no question over my commitment to the club.

“I am happy to meet with supporters to allay any concerns people may have and will look to arrange a fans forum as soon as possible where I can talk directly to our supporters on this and other news from the club.”

The club says it will announce a date for a fans forum “as soon as possible”.