Date: 22nd July 2016 at 3:33pm
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There could yet be hope for beleaguered rugby league club York City Knights following a statement released by the City of York Council, the Rugby Football League and York City FC.

That group insist they are working closely together and hoping to make a further announcement shortly while also attempting to resolve the Knights’ fixture problem against Doncaster.

The RFL have already confirmed cancellation of the tie in order to try and discover a viable solution and appropriate playing venue.

Knights chairman John Guildford has previously stated his intention to finally close down the rugby club, who are ironically still in with a chance of promotion from League One.

However, there have already been several offers from other clubs to host the game while the City of York Council offered financial assistance to the Knights earlier this week to enable an alternative venue.

“We continue to work to resolve this situation and are hopeful that ways can be found for James Ford and his players to be able to fulfil the remainder of their fixtures this season,” stressed the statement released on York City FC’s official website. “Whatever the Knights’ future, there is a future for the Community Stadium and community facilities in York, which are all progressing well. The council, the RFL and York City Football Club are fully committed to making sure there is a future for rugby league in York.”