Cats’ ground share ?

Andrew Glover new chairman of Wakefield Trinity Wildcats
Andrew Glover new chairman of Wakefield Trinity Wildcats

WILDCATS chairman Andrew Glover has admitted that a groundshare with rivals Castleford Tigers remains an option as the club looks to secure a renewed Super League licence.

In a statement released by the club, Mr Glover reveals that the Wildcats remain committed to developing a new stadium at the Newmarket site, which is on hold after been called in by the government for a public inquiry, but other options are being considered.

The statement said: “Newmarket is still plan A, as that will guarantee our future for years to come.

“Unfortunately, we don’t have a timescale on this and if we only look at this, it’s virtually a certainty that we will lose our Super League licence for the next three years.

“With this in mind, Wildcats chief executive James Elston and I are looking at all possibilities available, including a stadium share with another club in Wakefield, the redevelopment of Belle Vue and even sharing Newmarket with Castleford, which should guarantee both clubs’ future.

“I know that the last option to share with Castleford may not sit pretty with a lot of fans, but it may be the only way forward and something we have to look at.”

Mr Glover also revealed that the club is chasing new signings.

He said: “There are funds available for players, but we are finding it very difficult to sign anyone, with the experience and quality we desire.

“There is always a question mark over our future, it’s going to be difficult to find people that are prepared to commit to the club.

“We still have two overseas quotas left and a couple of great players in the pipeline, unfortunately none signed as of yet.”