Eagles berth at Sheffield Wednesday and Sheffield United?

Sheffield Eagles in action. Pic: Simon Hall
Sheffield Eagles in action. Pic: Simon Hall
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Sheffield Eagles are looking at all possibilities on a venue for next season as they appeal for the support from the cities two football clubs.

Following the departure of former chief executive John Whaling, Eagles have backtracked from their initial standpoint of not using one of the local football grounds.

Now acting chief executive Mark Aston has asked both Sheffield United and Sheffield Wednesday for their help, hinting that home games could be split between both for the 2017 campaign. “We would love some help from the football clubs” Aston said.

“Kevin McCabe has helped us out in the past, and we need to play in Sheffield this year. We possibly won’t be able to play at Bawtry Road. The last thing we want to do is go out of the city again, but if it is a must then that’s what we’ll do.

“I’d like to think that our friends at United and Wednesday might look at us and say we have a Desso (partly artificial) pitch, what is the worst that can happen?

“If they say we can play half the games at one place and half at the other, then that would be better than playing out of the city for me.”

Eagles have recently played at Doncaster’s Keepmoat Stadium and whilst that is not the preferred choice, Aston refused to rule anything out.

The Eagles director also revealed he has made contact with Championship rivals Dewsbury Rams about using their Tetley’s Stadium, as the club look to prepare for any eventuality. “Nothing is out of the question” Aston added.

“We have talked to plenty of people. We have spoken to Dewsbury, we have talked to other clubs that are close.

“The club has to get through these obstacles that are in the way at the moment. It will only be 12 months as we know eventually we will have a stadium.”

Meanwhile, Aston confirmed it is his intention to return to Sunday kick offs for next season.