WREXHAM FC has asked the Football League to give the club a lifeline after a rescue package was unanimously accepted by creditors.
The club will have been in administration for 18 months on Saturday and according to FL rules should be thrown out of the league altogether.
But the Dragons' fire has not gone out yet after creditors and shareholders unanimously agreed to the Neville Dickens Consortium rescue plan which will ensure they each receive a minimum of 28p for every pound they are owed, more than twice what they would have received in December 2004 if the club had been wound up.
Now administrators Begbies Traynor are calling on the Football League to honour its assurance made at Christmas that if a deal to come out of administration was imminent it would consider a short extension to the 18 month rule.
'There is a 28 day period where interested parties can lodge objections to the pro-
posals so the club needs leeway until the end of June,' said club spokesman Geraint Parry.
'There was a lot of apprehension before the vote on Tuesday because Mr Hamilton held such a majority of shares he could have vetoed the deal on behalf of shareholders single-handedly.
'But he agreed to the package with everyone else and now the club can move forward.'
The move will also mean that the Dickens Consortium will be able to take over and provide manager Denis Smith with a financial footing to sign new players and offer contracts at the peak of the transfer season.
'It has taken a great deal of hard work on behalf of many people to get us where we are today,' said Smith.
'Hopefully the Football League will now give us the breathing space we need to tie up the loose ends and get the sale to Nev completed.
'From my position, I will now be able to talk to players fro a much stronger base with a clearer idea of where we stand and the type of budget I will have available for the coming season.
'Most of the players here have been very understanding as they were last summer, but it will also be a big weight
off their shoulders if I am able to go back to them after today and present them with a concrete idea about my plans for the future.'