WREXHAM'S coffers have been boosted further by an exciting sponsorship deal with a Flintshire-based firm.
The Reds played without a sponsor in Saturday's money-spinning friendly with Liverpool.
But on the eve of Wednesday's clash against Manchester City, they announced the name of local business Leasedirect would be emblazoned across their chests this season.
The commercial finance company, which is situated at St David's Park in Ewloe, has agreed a one-year deal with the Dragons, with an option of a further 12 months.
And in a fascinating add-on, Leasedirect have promised to give the club £500 every time the Reds score three goals in a match in 2006-07.
The company's managing director Paul Buchanan said: 'As a business it helps in promoting our name to a wider audience, but in truth just to be involved in the resurgence of the club is enough for us.
'I look forward to a great season with Wrexham and wish the new owners of the club the very best success.'
As the Chronicle was going to press, the Dragons were on the verge of coming out of administration.
One of the key contributors in helping them get to that point has been Premiership giants Liverpool, whose summer visits to the Racecourse has effectively kept the club going through the
Saturday was the third time they have crossed the border in as many years, with the latest friendly - which attracted a bumper crowd of 11,335 - earning Wrexham more than £100,000.
Reds manager Denis Smith said: 'Liverpool have been absolutely magnificent to this football club since we've been in trouble. We could not ask for better from a Premiership club. It shows
they care about football in general and not just care about themselves.'
Wrexham went down 2-0 to the five-time European champions, while on Wednesday, they held visitors City to a thrilling 3-3 draw - Chris Llewellyn, Matty Done and an own goal from Sylvan Distin.
It was a performance that had home supporters drooling, with wingers Done and Josh Johnson - who is a trialist from Trinidad - being picked out for praise.
Boss Smith now takes his team to Northern Ireland for a mini-tour. They play Dungannon Swifts on Saturday, and then Cliftonville on Tuesday. nChester City host League One opposition twice in three days as their pre-season programme steps up a gear.
Mark Wright's side take on Chesterfield at the Saunders Honda Stadium tomorrow and Blackpool on Monday.
A first-team friendly has also been arranged at Droylsden on Wednesday but it is not clear yet whether a team of fringe and youth players will be fielded.
City registered their first win of the summer on Wednesday night, defeating UniBond League outfit Cammell Laird 3-0 at Kirklands.
Drewe Broughton opened the scoring in the first half from a precise Laurence Wilson pass, and the win was wrapped up after the break by Jermaine McSporran and ex-Wrexham striker Jon Walters.
The Blues this week finally conceded defeat in their bid to sign midfielder Ricky Ravenhill from Doncaster Rovers, citing interference from the players' agent as the reason for the move breaking down.