NEW Wrexham owners Neville Dickens and Geoff Moss are buying Race-course season tickets to watch Denis Smith's League Two side in action next season.
It's the clearest indication from the men behind the £3.325m takeover of their determination to put the club on a sound financial footing and it comes with a warning that Wrexham's fortunes won't be transformed overnight.
Moss, whose Chester-based holiday company Elegant Resorts has an annual turnover of £65m, claimed his professional advisors had been appalled to discover virtually no modern financial or management systems in place at the Racecourse and had estimated a minimum of 12 months work to rectify the problems.
That task will fall to a new chief executive, who is expected to be named within a fortnight, and Moss said: "There is no quick fix and it's going to be a very tough 12 months.
"It will take that long just for everything to be sorted out - and it might take 18 months - so I have to tell supporters not to expect miracles overnight.
"We are going to tighten up every aspect of the club's finances, which means there are no free rides for anyone from now on and the old pals act is out of the door. Myself and Nev are buying season tickets and everyone else will also have to pay their way."
Moss said the immediate priori-ties were to improve the club's commercial income and give as much backing as possible to manager Denis Smith and his players.
"We are putting a lot of emphasis on improving the infrastructure at the Racecourse because we need to vastly improve the commercial activity of the club," he added..
"From now on, things have to be done to a very high standard because if we don't people will not come back. Everyone at the club has been told that every visitor is a customer and has to be treated as such.
"And we are hoping to get council approval next month for a new artificial pitch at Colliers Park, which will also be spruced up.
"If we get it right for the players off the pitch, they have got no excuses when they go on it and we've made it very clear to Denis that results have got to improve across the board.
"The reserves won only two games last season while the youth team didn't do much better and, although there were valid reasons for that and Denis knows we'll help him as much as we can in terms of his squad, that side of the business has to be right as well.
"Everyone at Wrexham FC will find us tough people to work for, but fair."
The Colliers Park improvements will be partially-funded from the proceeds of Wrexham ' s pre- season friendly against Liverpool on July 15, with the Anfield club donating their usual £50,000 appearance fee to Wrexham's centre of excellence for the second year running.
Moss said: "With the exception of their players involved in the World Cup, Liverpool will be bringing their strongest side and we are appealing to fans to turn up in numbers to support what we are trying to achieve for Wrexham.
"Hopefully it will provide a first opportunity for fans of both clubs to see new summer signings in action and the match is further evidence of the strong links that exist between the two clubs."
Moss also revealed that former Racecourse favourite, striker Juan Ugarte, has been invited to train with Smith's Dragons squad once he has recovered from his knee operation.
Ugarte, who has been released by Crewe, underwent surgery last week and will be unable to train for at least eight weeks, but he is keen to continue his career in this country.