WREXHAM FC bosses have pledged to safeguard tribute bricks - bought by fans for a multi-million pound stand - should the Racecourse ground be demolished.

About 3,000 bricks were bought by supporters at £30 each and incorporated into the Pryce Griffiths stand which opened on November 22, 1999.

They contain personal messages including tributes to dead relatives and birthday greetings.

But with Wrexham bosses considering selling the historic ground to pay off £2m debts, there are fears for the future of the bricks.

In 1998, Wrexham council secured £1m lottery funding to enable construction of the new Pryce Griffiths stand.

Wrexham supporters are battling to ensure the Dragons and their special bricks remain where they are.

Yesterday Wrexham FC commercial director Bill Wingrove promised the bricks would be dealt with individually.

But their fate still hangs in the balance.

"Serious account needs to be taken of these bricks and they would dealt with on a one-for-one basis," said Mr Wingrove.

"We don't know what will happen yet but it is an issue that will be looked at with diligence."

Lyndsey Jones, of Wrexham Supporters Trust, said: "My dad, brother and taid have bricks there. My taid had just passed away.

"There is no way Wrexham is leaving the Racecourse.

"I think supporters feel there is no way they would want those bricks being used in another stadium. They would want them back."

Wrexham FC supporter Claire Jones said: "I bought it as a birthday message for my husband.

"There is no way I would want it used in another stadium. I would want it back.

"They are a part of the Racecourse and are important to fans."

Club bosses say Wrexham must relocate or fold.

The council said there will be no cash to bail out the Dragons. But talks are still ongoing to try and find a way forward.

The authority is keen to keep the Racecourse as a premier landmark.