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Signs Look Good for Wrexham FC as 5.00pm Deadline Approaches

CRISIS-HIT Wrexham Football Club is confident it can meet the finacial demands of the Conference by 5pm today with the club facing possible expulsion from the division if it fails to deliver.

The club has also been ordered to pay all its staff and players, produce a signed lease on the Racecourse and a business plan for the coming season.

A statement on Wrexham’s website suggested after completing the sale of the side’s Racecourse home and Colliers Park training ground to Glyndwr University yesterday they had immediately complied with three of the four conditions. The statement did not say which condition the club still has to comply with, but suggested it would be dealt with before the Conference’s deadline. The ultimatums came after a meeting between Wrexham secretary Geraint Parry, commercial director Jon Harris and a Conference panel on Thursday.

It brings added pressure on owners Geoff Moss and Ian Roberts to finalise a deal to sell the club to the Wrexham Supporters’ Trust (WST).

A Conference statement made clear the club was left in the grave position because the league had to consider how their other 23 members would be affected by the Dragons failing to fulfil their fixtures. A spokesperson for the Conference said: “It was crucial with the season due to commence to establish how best to protect not only the integrity of the competition, but importantly to safeguard the interest of member clubs.”

The Conference statement said the club must “deposit a bond or bank guarantee of £250,000 into the competitions accounts” as well paying all creditors, agreeing a lease and submitting the business plan.

Wrexham’s players pulled out of a friendly at the end of last month when they weren’t paid on time.

Also the Crusaders rugby league side, who ground share at the Racecourse, have given up their Super League licence following financial problems.

Fans have rallied round with a fundraising effort to attempt to pay the last wage bill, but there’s no certainty about who’ll meet the next one.

All eyes will be on the Conference in confirming whether or not the 5.00 pm deadline is met or not.


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