THE ultimate fate of Wrexham FC could be decided by a judge by Friday.
A judgement in a legal challenge over the ownership of the Racecourse Ground was scheduled for today in Birmingham's High Court.
But yesterday his Honour Judge Norris QC reserved judgement, meaning he wanted more time to make up his mind.
His written judgement will be given to both sides, possibly by Friday.
If the Dragon's administrators are successful, they would win back ownership of the ground. And it would put them in a better position to find a new owner for the cash-strapped club.
The Racecourse was controversially transferred from the club to a company owned by former chairman Alex Hamilton.
But the club is presently facing eviction by Hamilton from the Mold Road stadium.
The judge could, however, choose to transfer the case for a full two-day hearing next month.
Mr Hamilton and his legal advisers could also appeal if the decision in a summary judgement went against him.
High court appointed administrators David Acland and Steve Williams claimed the stadium should be transferred from Mr Hamilton's company Crucialmove Ltd.
It followed an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the acquisition.
If the administrators were successful in overturning the ground's sale they will be in full control of the club and stadium.
Wrexham Supporters Trust chairman Bruce Clayton said fans were hoping the judgement would go in favour of the administrators.
"Summary judgement would suggest a very compelling case," he said..
"If the ground were returned to the club we could take it to the next stage because the club and ground would be more attractive to potential investors.
"The club was always going to be left in a state of flux, unless Hamilton decided to sell or it came to the court.
"It is the crunch legal battle. If Hamilton gets to keep the ground, the club could possibly be evicted almost immediately and would have to find somewhere to play our fixtures while still trying to service the debts.
"We need to win the legal battle and then re-open the negotiations over the sale."
Fans favourites for a takeover, former directors Neville Dickens and Geoff Moss, recently shelved a bid for the club, blaming frustration over the lack of progress.