ERIC Perez is poised to unveil detailed plans for a second Canadian team that will enter League One in 12 months' time - while remaining as interim chairman at Bradford Bulls for the time being.

The Rugby Football League is expected to finally confirm Ottawa's participation for 2021 on Monday, when a press conference is held in the Canadian capital.

A report stated that Perez was due to relinquish his role as acting chairman of Bradford by the end of this week but he told the T&A that was not the case. He said he would remain in that post until fresh leadership was put in place. The Bulls have said they hope to appoint a chief executive by next month.

Perez founded Toronto Wolfpack in 2016 and oversaw their League One title in 2017 before making way for Australian billionaire David Argyle. Now he is set to press ahead with plans for a second team from Ontario.

The Canadian headed up a consortium that bought out former League One club Hemel just over 12 months and were given permission by the RFL to re-locate to Ottawa.

Details are set to emerge from Monday's press conference being held at the TD Place stadium, which will host the club's matches, and broadcast live on the Rugby Football League's in-house channel.

Perez says he will unveil the new name, logo and the club's colours but is still around six weeks away from finalising the appointment of a coach and will wait until the June deadline for out-of-contract players to finalise signings.

Perez was appointed interim chairman of Bulls when the new consortium took over from Andrew Chalmers in October. But his role at the helm was always intended to be short-term, given his commitments with Ottawa.

While confirming the go-ahead for Ottawa, the RFL is also expected to announce a 12-month delay for New York's planned entry into League One because it feels two trips to North America in one season would place unfair demands on part-time players.

The New York organisers remain keen to enter the RFL pyramid and will unveil their latest plans at a press conference in Liverpool on Tuesday morning.

It is thought New York, who have lined up a prospective coach, could enter the Coral Challenge Cup and play a series of other matches in the US in readiness for their entry into League One 2022.