ANDY MOULSDALE is confident North Wales Crusaders will survive the coronavirus pandemic with the club “not in any immediate danger”.

The Wrexham-based club are currently awaiting news from the Rugby Football League about when the 2020 League One season might be able to resume.

The Government’s road map pointed to June 1 as the earliest possible date for behind closed doors sporting events.

But Crusaders chief executive Moulsdale said: “I don’t think any team in rugby league could play behind closed doors.”

With no potential date for a return of crowds to sporting events, the future is an uncertain one for the 13-man code.

Moulsdale, however, remains optimistic that Crusaders will come out of the coronavirus crisis.

“We are at a loss as much as the next club in terms of what we lose on attendances and matchday revenue,” said Moulsdale.

“We are in the same boat as every other club has been over the last six to eight weeks.

“We will see it through. We are not in any sort of danger.

“No-one could foresee this happening, but, at the moment, we are not in any immediate danger.”

Crusaders have endured their fair share of financial problems since heading to Wrexham, “inherited debt” forcing the then-Super League club into administration in November 2010, before they were wound up just under a year later.

Financial issues have also engulfed North Wales Crusaders, but those problems appear to be a thing of the past with Moulsdale and the current board cutting the club’s cloth accordingly.

“As much as it is tempting to push the boat out, we have always tried to remember where we’ve been and what’s happened to us in the past,” added Moulsdale, who confirmed that the club are still paying contracted staff - including head coach Anthony Murray - a full wage.

Crusaders had started the season with two wins and two defeats in all competitions when the campaign was suspended.

Moulsdale is waiting on guidance from the RFL as to when the match action might return - although he insists that the players will need a period of training before going back into battle.

“There is nothing concrete and we are waiting to be guided,” he said. “There have been plans put in place, but they kept getting put back.

“I imagine it will take two to three weeks of full training.

“There is no way that after not playing for six, eight or 10 weeks the lads can play straightaway.

“It’s tough enough to play as it is, so we need to make sure the health and safety side is right.

“The RFL is doing everything they can.”