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RFL docks Wakefield Trinity Wildcats four points

Andrew Glover
Glover's takeover took Wakefield out of administration

Wakefield have been docked four points by the Rugby Football League for going into administration.

It is the same penalty Crusaders were given after they entered administration late last year.

But new owner Andrew Glover says he will do everything possible to ensure the club gains a new Super League licence after completing his takeover.

He told BBC Radio Leeds: "We are going to make sure everything that needs to be done to get it is done."

He added: "We are going to try our hardest to get it."

The governing body has already stated that one current Super League club will not get a new licence from next season.


And Glover, whose takeover was rubber-stamped on Thursday, has a fight on his hands to convince the RFL that the side deserve a new three-year licence.

Wildcats have suffered this season following their administration and additional problems around their attempts to get their new stadium built at Newmarket.

Glover admitted he has contemplated dropping down a division, adding: "We have to bare with the reality that we might not get a licence, but that doesn't mean we are just going to sit back and expect not to get it.

"We go all guns blazing now into not just trying to get the licence but also pushing on with the stadium.

"We have our work cut out here but we feel we have all the right people in the right places to make it all work."

Glover also insists the Wildcats will be his main priority as he takes a backseat from his other company, West Yorkshire Windows.

"This will be my daily job, I imagine I'll be here everyday for the next few years. My team at the window company know what they are doing, so they'll be fine looking after that.

"I'll be here daily for the foreseeable future as we look to keep Wakefield on the right track."

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