THE financial experts set to steer closure-threatened Wrexham FC through the tricky waters of administration last night vowed to rescue the club.
The pledge came as Tony Blair yesterday sent his best wishes to fans as the cash-strapped club was granted breathing space to find a buyer.
And an Inland Revenue tax debt winding-up order was put on ice for a month by the High Court.
Today Wrexham MP Ian Lucas meets Welsh sports minister Alun Pugh to seek assembly funding to preserve the Race-course ground as a top sports venue.
Proposed joint administrators David Acland and Steven Williams, of Preston-based Begbies Traynor's specialist football finance unit, said last night: "Wrexham AFC has a viable future."
They want to pull together a rescue package before the High Court formally puts the club into administration next month.
On Tuesday the Dragons petitioned the High Court for the voluntary administration order.
David Acland added: "We are familiar with the club's heritage and past successes and understand its importance to the people of Wrexham.
"It is our hope sufficient investment can be secured in order for a rescue plan to be formulated to ensure the long-term survival and future success of this famous club."
The financial plight of the football club was raised by Mr Lucas with the prime minister at question time in the Commons.
Although Mr Blair understood fans' desire to see their team backed with local money, he said there was nothing the Government could do to help.
Mr Lucas told MPs: "Yesterday, the directors of Wrexham Football Club, the home of football in Wales, announced they were taking the club into administration.
"This Saturday, thousands of football supporters across Britain are setting aside their tribal loyalties to 'wear red for Wrexham'.
"What can you offer to community football clubs that are again under huge pressure from predatory property developers? What can you do to improve the situation?"
Mr Blair replied: "Obviously I wish them well.
"Many supporters want to make sure their club is owned and based in the local community.
"But it's not a matter for me to intervene in personally."
The club owes an estimated £900,000 in unpaid tax and yesterday the High Court gave Wrexham FC 28 days' breathing space..
Judge Chief Registrar Baister adjourned the IR's winding-up petition after he heard the administration petition had been lodged.
The League One outfit decided administration was the only way to save the club despite the threat of a 10-point penalty from the League.
The club now has 28 days to seek administration before the Inland Revenue can make a renewed attempt to have it wound up over the tax debt.