Wigan make pledge to shareholders

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Wigan have promised shareholders they will have the last say over any permanent move out of the town. The club's chairman, Jack Robinson, and vice-chairman, Tom Rathbone, will be the subject of an attempt to unseat them at an emergency meeting next Tuesday, after the board's decision to sell Central Park for supermarket development.

The two men say they will resign and offer themselves for re-election if a permanent relocation becomes "the only option". The club is also putting proceeds from the sale of their ground into a trust fund for a new stadium in the town. Ground-sharing with Wigan Athletic at a new stadium is also back on the agenda.

Paul Rowley, the Halifax hooker who has been interesting Wigan, is the subject of a bid from Warrington, to whom he could move in return for Toa Kohe-Love plus a cash adjustment.

Salford have signed the Australian utility back, Dave Webber, from Hull KR while Huddersfield have recruited the Great Britain Academy forward Nick Fozzard from Leeds.

Colin Maskill has been appointed to coach the Second Division's bottom side, Doncaster, while Andy Goodway is expected to be named as coach of Paris St-Germain when the club's board meets tomorrow.

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