Chairman Alan Bartlam believes controversial striker Shaun Tuck should be allowed the chance to continue his career with Vauxhall Motors.
Tuck joined the Motormen last week after leaving Evo-Stik Premier side Skelmersdale United and comes with a reputation as a prolific goalscorer.
But he arrives at Rivacre Park with plenty of baggage having been jailed in July for sending anti-Muslim tweets in the wake of the murder of British soldier Lee Rigby.
Then a player with Witton Albion, Tuck, 27, was sentenced to 12 weeks in prison after pleading guilty to an offence under the Communications Act.
Upon his release, Tuck returned to Witton but soon linked up with Skem before making the step up to the Skrill North with Motors.
“At the end of the day, the lad has had his punishment, he has served it and he is keen to move on with his life,” said Bartlam, who said manager Carl Macauley discussed signing Tuck with him before the deal was completed.
"We always rely on Carl's judgement in terms of who he wants to sign. We gave it some thought and we decided that we were happy to give Carl our backing.”
Tuck made his Motors debut off the bench in the home loss to Colwyn Bay and made another appearance off the substitutes’ bench in the defeat at Boston United.
With Steven Tames having been recalled by Southport after a successful loan spell, Motors boss Macauley will be keen for Tuck to continue his impressive record in front of goal.
He hit the target 26 times in 53 appearances for Witton and scored more than 50 goals from less than 60 starts for Skelmersdale.
Motors boss Carl Macauley said: “I know Shaun has been in the headlines for all the wrong reasons but he’s learnt from his mistakes and has promised me it won’t happen again.
“On the field, he is a natural goalscorer and I want to give him his chance at this level.
“My job as manager of Vauxhall Motors FC is to identify players who can improve the team and I hope Shaun can be the goalscorer we’ve needed this season and grabs this opportunity with both hands.”