Rea slams 'small minded' reaction Sunday's rescheduled game

Tony Rea is vehemently opposed to any suggestion that Sunday's rescheduled game at Griffin Park is 'unfair' to supporters.

I can't believe what these people are saying, to me it's symptomatic of some of the issues surrounding our game, and it's this type of small-minded mindset from a minority, which brings our game down."

The vast majority of northern fans get right behind our club, and every time we play away, the away fans are very welcoming and supportive."

In fact, I reckon the majority of fans in the north would also be disappointed by this negativity from a minority group."

In other sports, like football for example, fixtures are announced with even less notice than this game, and the organisations and their supporters simply get on with it, even if they have to travel abroad to do so."

Here we have a group of people complaining because they now have travel a few hours to watch their team. This is ridiculous, you would swear blind London was based on Mars or something."

As a club we are faced with this every other week, but you'll never hear us whining about the associated problems and inconveniences."

As for the suggestion that it's unfair to fans, what about our own fans?

The very reason we are playing this game this weekend is prevent, or at least minimise, any inconvenience to our fans. They are the people who put their money into this club, and it's to them that we should gear these types of decisions."

In team related news, Rea is likely to start with new loan player Scott Murrell, who joined the club yesterday. The Leeds stand-off is set to fill the position vacated by Radney Bowker, who was this week released.

Also likely to make his Broncos debut will be former Salford hooker, Dave Highton. Highton has been out of contention with an ankle injury, but has been included in Rea's 19-man squad.

The other uncertainty at this stage is whether Nigel Roy (groin) or Jon Wells (hamstring) will play. Rea said: "It's a question of which player comes through at the end of the week. I think one of them will play."

Team as follows:

Paul Sykes, Lee Greenwood, Mark O'Halloran, (Nigel Roy), Andy McNally, Scott Murrell, Dennis Moran, Steve Trindall, Neil Budworth, Steele Retchless, Andrew Hart, Joe Mbu, Jim Dymock ?

Substitutes: Andrew Brocklehurst, Mitch Stringer, Francis Stephenson, Tommy Haughey, Dave Highton, (Jon Wells)

Other news:

Broncos have reduced price of standard tickets for Sunday's home game against Salford. Tickets, which are normally ?12 when bought on the day for the Ealing Road Terrace, have been reduced for this game only, to just ?10.

These tickets to the Salford game can be bought through the ticket office (0871 222 1657), online at or at the game on the day.

London's home game against Bradford Bulls on Monday 3rd May will now kick off at 12.35pm. It was scheduled to kick off at 8pm.

London's away game at Castleford, which was scheduled to be played Monday 12th April, will now be played on Tuesday 13th April at 8pm. Both of these fixtures will be televised on Sky Sports.