NORTH WALES CRUSADERS could pursue a return to playing home games at The Racecourse, according to club officials.

The League One side have played home games at Wrexham’s Queensway Stadium since leaving Wrexham’s ground in 2016.

But supporters at a recent Fans Forum evening held by the Cru heard how a return to the town’s ‘iconic’ stadium could help boost revenues and attendances.

Crusaders CEO, Andy Moulsdale said: “We’re in our third year at the Queensway now, which has been a good base for us but playing home games at another site is something we’re considering.

“We have seen a fall in attendances since we’ve been at the Queensway, which has okay facilities for supporters but we know it could be better.

“It also doesn’t cater for the corporate side of things which can really help a club’s finances.

“The Racecourse is the obvious choice if we make another move.

“It’s somewhere we’ve played before and is an iconic stadium in this area, which is easy to access for fans.

“Obviously it’s something we’ve consulted with the fans on, because they’re the lifeblood of this club and without them we wouldn’t have a club.

“There have been conversations between us and Wrexham in the last 18 months but we haven’t got it off the ground yet.

“It’s all up in the air at the moment, but we’re willing to sit down again and try to reach a deal if one can be done.”

Those in attendance at the meeting in Maesgwyn Hall heard from Crusaders head coach Anthony Murray and discussed initiatives to increase Crusaders’ Supporters Trust membership.

Moulsdale also provided an overview of the club’s current position after the financial issues that have threatened to engulf the club in recent seasons.

He added: “We’ve always been pretty open about the financial situation here and I think the fans appreciate that.

“The last couple of years have been difficult, because of the debts we were left with from the club’s previous owner.

“We’re back on more of an even keel now and there’s more stability here.

“I still think that we’re punching well above our weight and as a club we’re over-achieving when you compare our budget with others in this division.”

Three successive league victories have galvanised the Cru, who remain in contention for a play-off spot this term.

Moulsdale, who played 67 games for the Cru and was part of the club’s 2013 Championship-winning campaign, hailed the ‘great job’ done by Murray and has backed the club to force their way into League One’s top six.

He said: “It was an eye-opener for some fans to realise how much work Anthony Murray and his coaching staff put in at the club.

“I think it gave them an insight on the workings of the club from Monday to Sunday and all the effort that goes in to trying to make it a success.

“In the last few weeks we’ve got the results our performances have deserved and we’re definitely back in the mix with seven or eight games to go.

“We’ve got ambitions to grow here and I’d love to get this club back to the position it was in when I played here.”