Players not among Wakefield redundancies

Wakefield have released around 30 members of staff but head coach John Kear and his squad are not affected.

The club’s administrators O’Hara & Co dismissed rumours that the players had been made redundant amid speculation that the club was on the verge of withdrawing from Super League.

“About 30 administration staff were given their notice yesterday (Wednesday),” said administrator Peter O’Hara.

“There may be a couple staying on to work in the shop. But none of the playing staff have been dismissed.”

O’Hara said that he was confident the sale of the club would be completed shortly. Local businessman Andrew Glover is expected to become the new owner.

“We expect to complete the deal today, as we have been expecting to do for a few days, but we are getting nearer. The other party keep coming back with queries,” added O’Hara.

Beleagured Wildcats supporters have already seen Sam Obst and Dale Ferguson leave the club but O’Hara denied that Daryl Millard had been sold to Catalans Dragons.

The French club claimed earlier this week they had signed the Fijian centre.

It is understood that Wakefield’s match against the Dragons this weekend is not in doubt with the players due to fly out to France tomorrow.

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