Dean Saunders remains in Wrexham 'limbo'

Blue Square Bet Premier - Wrexham v Cambridge United

Venue:
Racecourse Ground
Date:
Saturday, 13 August
Kick-off:
1500 BST
Coverage:
Full commentary on BBC Radio Wales (N FM & online) and live text commentary online. Score updates on BBC Radio Cymru & BBC Radio 5 Live.

Dean Saunders concedes he remains in "limbo" as the Wrexham Supporters Trust finalise their takeover of the troubled Blue Square Bet Premier club.

And the Wrexham manager admits he is a "bit disappointed" that he has still not discussed the Welsh club's future with the new prospective owners.

The Conference cleared Wrexham to start their season against Cambridge on Saturday after raising a £250,000 bond.

"We'd have liked it to have been sorted before the season," said Saunders.

"I need to have a meeting with them and go through what their plans are for the club, that could be a fortnight which is a bit disappointing.

"I'm not involved in all of the negotiations but I need to know what their plans are as we are either going to try to get out of the league or we're not."

The Football Conference gave Wrexham the green light to start their season after league chiefs were satisfied that the Racecourse club would be able to fulfil their obligations this term.

Wrexham's owners have completed the sale of the Racecourse Ground and Colliers Park training facilities to Glyndwr University.

That came after around 115 staff at the club, including players, were not paid and two pre-season friendlies were called off after owner Geoff Moss said he had no more money to inject into the club.

Now the Wrexham Supporters Trust (WST) are undergoing a due diligence process to take-over the 139-year-old club.

The trust must then put the proposal to their members, formulate a board and hope to complete the take-over by the end of August.

And Saunders wants the club to challenge for a return to the Football League following their non-league relegation in 2008.

"I'm in limbo with a few things," said Saunders, whose team lost in the Blue Square Bet Premier play-off last season.

"Chris Maxwell has come back and I didn't expect him. His wages weren't on the budget

"There is a few other players waiting for answers, there have been a few players I couldn't get in because of the problems we were having.

"But I feel the players are better than what we had last season although we have a smaller squad. We have to try and get in the play-offs again and see where we are then."

Saunders hopes a bumper home crowd can roar his team to victory against Cambridge to help finish a difficult summer on a high.

"The most important thing is to get three points on the board," said the former Wales international striker.

"It'll be quite an atmosphere on Saturday and sometimes in adversity, good things come out of it.

"And I've said to the lads that we have to make sure we don't let the fans down."

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