WREXHAM have lined up a potentially lucrative pre-season friendly against Liverpool - but a date for the Racecourse game has yet to be agreed.
Dragons boss Denis Smith yesterday confirmed that the Anfield club were keen to send a team to North Wales for the first time since providing the opposition in a testimonial for Joey Jones more than 10 years ago.
But the Premiership club's pre-season commitments - which traditionally involve an overseas trip - have yet to be finalised and will depend on whether they qualify for the preliminary round of next season's Champions League or have to settle for a place in the Uefa Cup.
Wrexham, for their part, have already agreed to compete in the Isle of Man tournament, which is being staged from July 18-24, but Smith will do everything in his power to accommodate Liverpool at their convenience.
"We'll take the game whenever they want to play it," he said. "We've got a 'yes' from Anfield, but there is no definite date just yet."
With the end of Wrexham's season now just three weeks away - culminating in the FAW Premier Cup final against Rhyl at Belle Vue on May 12 - the Liverpool game is just one element of Smith's plans for a new campaign in August.
But he admitted that continuing uncertainty over his playing budget for next season would make it difficult to make firm decisions as quickly as he would like.
Three trialists - Bangor City's Alan Goodall, Wales under-21 prospect Craig Garside, from Everton, and former Sheffield Wednesday youngster Matt Shaw - have been training with Wrexham in recent days and a number of senior players will be out of contract in the summer. "Until the budgets have been sorted out, there's not a lot I can do," added Smith.
"Hopefully, we'll be able to firm things up during the last two weeks in May, but it could drag on until June or July."
Shaw, a striker, was drafted into Wrexham's reserve side at Bury yesterday and went close to scoring as a young second-string outfit went down 3-0.
First-teamers Paul Whitfield, Shaun Holmes and Lee Jones provided the experience and Simon Spender also played after being withdrawn from the Welsh under-21 training camp being staged in North Wales.
Garside - together with Racecourse youngsters Matt Crowell, Craig Morgan, Levi Mackin and Mark Jones - was included in the first international squad assembled by new under-21 coach Glyn Hodges and his assistant Clayton Blackmore.
Wales team manager Mark Hughes and captain Gary Speed were also involved in yesterday's training sessions in Wrexham and Hughes is hoping to arrange a friendly for the youngsters in the last week of May when the senior side have matches against Norway and Canada.