North East Wales

Wrexham FC directors produce accounts showing £2m input

Wrexham FC Racecourse stadium
Image caption Wrexham Supporters' Trust want the club run as a community venture

Wrexham's owners have released figures showing they have put £2m into the club in the last two years.

Geoff Moss and Ian Roberts say they are revealing the figures to "get rid" of myths surrounding the cash-strapped club's future.

The pair put the club up for sale in May and have said they have no more money.

"These are the official amounts of monies put into sustain the club by the owners since July 2009," they said.

"The total figure will be given to the Wrexham Supporters Trust (WST) in their due diligence.

"Once again we invite trust accountant John McLintock to come in and view the books of Wrexham Village and confirm the turnover (not profit) this year at approximately £550,000.

"We intend to get rid of many of the myths being put about by people with their own agenda, mainly that of creating a phoenix club (in the Welsh league?)."

The figures for the owners' loan account are outlined in a statement on the club's website.

Around 115 staff at the club, including the players, have not been paid their wages.

The Football Conference is seeking urgent assurances that Wrexham will be able to complete its fixtures in the coming season.

Meanwhile, Mr Moss has said he has received death threats.

Matches cancelled

Wrexham's 2011/12 Blue Square Bet Premier campaign is due to get underway at the Racecourse against Cambridge on Saturday, 13 August.

The club's pre-season friendlies at Colwyn Bay on Thursday night and at Vauxhall Motors on Saturday were cancelled.

Wrexham Village, the holding company which owns Wrexham FC, also owns the Racecourse ground and the club's training facility.

Glyndwr University is discussing plans which could see it buy into the Racecourse with the WST buying the football club.

The supporters' trust said it was confident it could complete a deal to take over the club.

In a statement on its website, WST said: "This is a time for responsible and calm behaviour by all parties and all fans.

"The trust board is engaged in serious efforts to help our club survive and needs to be allowed to get on with the job professionally and without distractions.

"The trust board does not support, encourage or condone behaviour that brings into disrepute the wider fan base or those associated with Wrexham or football in the area.

"There is no justification for illegal and harassing activity by anyone and neither the Trust board nor the membership will be associated with such behaviour."

Meanwhile, it has given its backing to the Wrexham Supporters' Federation which is appealing for fans to help pay the players' wages.

"The week ahead is undoubtedly a big one but the possibility of Glyndwr University buying the Racecourse and Colliers Park to enable the owners to clear the debt, pay players' wages and sell the club to the Trust is very much still alive," the WST statement added.

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