Cash-strapped Wakefield FC have some light at the end of the tunnel

Peter Matthews
Peter Matthews

CASH-TROUBLED Wakefield FC could live to fight another day after the emergence of “five or six” parties showing an interest in saving the club.

President Peter Matthews last week told Express Sport that the Evo-Stik Division 1 North club could become extinct “within seven days” due to severe cash flow problems.

But the club now has some breathing space thanks to the interest in offering financial help and the joint decision of the squad of players to play on unpaid for the next two matches.

Matthews will hold meetings with the parties next week and hopes to come to a positive conclusion as soon as possible.

“There’s nothing concrete at the moment but the good thing is there are people out there who don’t want to see the club fold,” he said.

“There are different levels of interest at the moment but I don’t know how serious each party is until I hold meetings with them.”

Matthews also revealed that Wakefield Trinity Wildcats, who allowed the Bears to play at their Belle Vue ground between 2000-06, are not one of the interested parties.

See tomorrow’s Wakefield Express Sport to read this article in full.