Ford confirms RFL working to resolve situation at York

York City Knights head coach James Ford has confirmed that talks are ongoing to rescue the stricken League One club, with Ford praising the RFL for the way they have handled the situation.

TotalRL understands that, despite the Knights players initially being told on Thursday night that they were free agents, the RFL have informed them there is still a possibility of the situation being resolved.

A number of parties are understood to be interested in rescuing the Knights should the worst happen, but Ford insists the loyalty of the players – who do not want to move to other clubs – is commendable.

“We’re obviously disappointed with the things that transpired last night but I know the RFL are working tirelessly to try and find a resolution,” Ford said.

“There is a lot of hard work in a short space of time but Sunday’s game has been postponed to give everybody a bit of breathing space.

“We met with the board and owner and a representative of the RFL last night and I can’t speak highly enough about their efforts.

“The players have been tremendous throughout all this and I was overwhelmed by the show of loyalty and the spirit and togetherness last night.

“There is a lot of interest in the players, many of whom would strengthen teams in League 1 and the Championship.”