WREXHAM'S new council leader has pledged to continue the fight to keep the town's soccer club at the Racecourse.
Aled Roberts took over as leader of the authority after Labour chief Neil Rogers dramatically quit in a row over the budget.
Among the new man's first pronouncements was to insist the authority's position over the future of Wrexham FC would remain constant despite the change of political leadership.
Wrexham Supporters Trust members welcomed the new council leader's pledge.
The Liberal Democrat councillor said he would be briefed on the latest situation at the club by the authority's economic development chief Paul Roberts next week.
Rumours had surfaced that Mr Roberts was considering backtracking on the council's position to keep Wrexham FC at the Racecourse.
Yesterday he denied the reports. "The administration's policy will be consistent and we await the outcome of negotiations the club's chairman, Alex Hamilton, is having with other interested parties."
Mr Roberts said in order to keep the club at its historic home, the authority would be looking for Welsh Assembly and Sports Council of Wales support.
WST member Lindsey Johnson said: "This is brilliant news and we are absolutely delighted.
"The former council leader Neil Rogers was a staunch supporter of Wrexham FC remaining at the Race-course and we are delighted Mr Roberts is also supporting the fight to keep Wrexham at the Racecourse."
WST secretary Simon Johnson said: "We are pleased the council realises the importance of the club as an asset to the town.
"I am sure that will be further recognised when Wrexham play in the LDV final in Cardiff."
Negotiations are still going on to find a new buyer for the club, which is fighting a relegation battle after being docked 10 points for going into administration.
The Lib-Dem led coalition with independents on Wrexham council took charge this week after Labour leader Mr Rogers and his deputy Ted George quit the posts.
Opponents refused to ratify an extra £200,000 in the council budget for more neighbourhood wardens to tackle anti-social behaviour.