CHESTER City chairman Stephen Vaughan pledged yesterday to stick with the club despite facing huge tax bills and an uneasy relationship with manager Ian Rush.
Vaughan, who last week paid £84,000 to the Inland Revenue, revealed he has two more similar instalments to find before the end of the season.
But he would not comment further on his invitation to Rush and coach Mark Aizlewood to resign last week.
The management duo refused a compensation package to terminate their two-and-a-half-year contracts.
Rush and Aizlewood continued to be in charge of team affairs as City gave one of their best performances of the season in a 2-2 draw against Southend United last Saturday.
Rush closed the book on the affair, for the time being at least, by saying: 'In football you have disagreements with the chairman.
'I think most chairmen are the same, but I have had a meeting with him and we agreed to disagree on certain things and take the club on from there.
'It is a learning curve and I'm grateful for the chairman for giving me my first chance to go into management.'
Referring to the club's financial situation Vaughan said: 'Supporters can stay away from the club, but I can't. If I stay away Chester City goes under.
'I have no intention of walking away, but although I have met all the shortfalls and the financial demands sometimes I think I am taken for granted.
'I have been sustaining the club since I came here more than three years ago and although we are losing money hand over fist it will keep going as long as I want to keep sustaining it.
'I have to keep re-charging myself to get the fire back in my belly, but each time we get three points it makes it all worthwhile.'
Vaughan, meanwhile, is using his friendship with former Everton player Ronnie Goodlass to try to lure ex-Tranmere player Andy Parkinson to Chester.
Goodlass is Parkinson's agent and the midfielder is out of contract at the end of the season and City are monitoring the situation.
They believe they have a chance of signing Parkinson before the transfer deadline later this month.
Parkinson has more than 200 league appearances under his belt for Tranmere, Sheffield United and Grimsby since starting his career at Liverpool.
City are also looking at Liverpool goalkeeper Paul Harrison who is likely to be available at the end of the season.
Chester visit Wycombe Wanderers tomorrow without skipper Paul Carden who is serving a two-match ban.
The game is free to all supporters with a crowd of about 9,000 expected.
Said Rush: 'Wycombe's record is not the best at home, but in Nathan Tyson they have a dangerous player who scored a hat-trick last Saturday. We have to make sure we stop the delivery to him.
'We showed against Southend that the Shrewsbury defeat was a one-off and now we must prove that last Saturday wasn't also a one-off.'
Michael Brown and Ashley Sestanovich played in the reserves' goalless draw with Shrewsbury on Wednesday and are expected to be in the squad.
Goalkeeper Chris Mackenzie has missed training through illness and may not be included.