Crusaders to start on minus four points

Crusaders will begin next season on minus four points after entering administration.

More uncertainty over the clubs future arose last night after an apparent deadline set by the club’s administrators, O’Hara and Co, but it is believed negotiations to buy the club out of administration will be completed on Monday.

Ian Roberts, who has been negotiating the purchase of the club alongside colleague Geoff Moss, said: “While we are disappointed with the points deduction, this is fantastic new for the club, the town and the future of rugby league in North Wales.”

New Crusaders chief executive Rod Findlay, who joined from Gateshead this week, added: “This is the news everyone has been waiting for. Everyone involved in the club can now look forward to the future after what has been a difficult and challenging few weeks for everyone involved in the club.

“A conclusion to the administration process is imminent and now we can focus on the future and make sure the club secures its Super League status for many years to come.”

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