Doncaster Rovers: Terry Bramall responds to John Ryan exit

John Ryan and Terry Bramall
John Ryan and Terry Bramall

Terry Bramall believes John Ryan’s shock resignation “wasn’t neccessary” - and says the former chairman was not kept in the dark over negotiations with Sequentia Capital.

Major shareholder Bramall this morning responded to accusations made by Ryan on Saturday, when he quit the club over a row about Sequentia’s proposed takeover.

Bramall said: “I’m disappointed he’s chosen to go down this route. It wasn’t necessary.

“I don’t think he’s been kept in the dark with this deal at all.

“If he’s in the dark, I’m in the dark.

“He’s been kept informed and I don’t know why he has chosen two minutes before the match on Saturday to resign.

“But resign he has, and I’m disappointed, and I think we should recognise at this point what he’s done over the last 15 years.

“He’s Doncaster Rovers’ number one fan and I hope he remains Doncaster Rovers’ number one fan.”

Ryan, a supporter of Sequentia’s takeover, told Bramall “to step out of the shadows” in the immediate aftermath of his shock exit.

Bramall said today he was unsure at what point the deal currently stood with Sequentia.

In relation to the vacant chairman’s position he said: “The issue of appointing a chairman will be resolved in due course. There’s no panic on that front.

“I wouldn’t want to do it [be chairman] but that doesn’t mean to say I wouldn’t do it.

“We’ll resolve that when we get together and have a chat about it.”