Future of Wrexham FC discussed at meeting

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WREXHAM FC fans will face a long wait if they are to gain ownership of the club, it has been warned.

The possibility of fans taking over the club and the Racecourse was raised at a meeting of the Wrexham Supporters Trust.

The subject was broached during wide-ranging talks between the trust and representatives of Wrexham.

At Monday night’s meeting of the trust, the board members outlined how the move could possibly come together. But it has been emphasised the plans are in their infancy.

After the meeting a spokesman for the trust said that a lot of detailed work and talks would need to be undertaken if any kind of deal were to go ahead.

He added: “We are looking at a ball park price of £2 million to buy the club and ground together, but that is very much an estimated figure.

“One thing is certain, we wouldn’t make a deal unless we felt that we could move forward with a sustainable business plan."

He said the trust would need to look at the club’s finances in detail and stressed the situation was a complex one which would need the input of commercial, legal and business experts.

The spokesman added: “There is the possibility we could work in partnership with others if that was feasible. A lot would depend on what kind of interest there would be.”

The spokesman stressed there was no prospect of a quick resolution to the matter. It was important any agreement made was workable and in the best interests of the club, he said, and added: “If we didn’t think we could achieve that then we would walk away from any negotiations. It is important to emphasise this is early doors here. It’s not something which will be settled in a few weeks.”

The chairman of Wrexham FC Ian Roberts said the club, like any other business, was available to consider offers which came forward.

“The subject did arise briefly at an earlier meeting which was held between the supporters' trust and representatives of Wrexham FC, designed to improve relations between the two parties.

"If a deal did go ahead it would have to be one involving the right plans which could take Wrexham forward."

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