STEPHEN Vaughan says he has no intention of quitting Chester City despite completing his takeover of Widnes Vikings.

The City chairman, who joined the rugby league outfit's board last November, has now taken a 51% controlling interest in the Vikings and plans to increase his holding even further to 75% at an EGM next month.

But despite his involvement with 'the Chemics', Vaughan insists he is fully committed to the Blues.

He told The Chronicle yesterday: 'I'm going nowhere and I want to quash any rumours that people are creating.

'I'm chairman of Widnes but I'll also remain committed to Chester City. I've been here four and a half years and I intend to stay for a long time.'

The Chester City Independent Supporters' Association hope the chairman remains true to his word.

Committee member Charlie Lambert said: 'We urge Stephen Vaughan not to take his eye off the ball at the Saunders Honda Stadium.

'The ISA fully recognises Mr Vaughan's right to get involved with other sports but at this critical time in our fortunes we urge him to focus on the round-shaped ball.

Despite the excellent result at Boston we are fighting for our lives as a Football League team and the last thing we need is any external distraction.'

The ISA hope Vaughan's takeover will not revive proposals to relocate the Blues to the Vikings' council-owned Halton Stadium in Widnes.

Lambert, well known to Blues fans as a broadcaster and television producer, added: 'The ISA understands that Football League regulations will not permit any further relocations on the lines of Wimbledon's move to Milton Keynes and any plan to move CCFC to Widnes or anywhere else outside the city will be totally resisted.

'We note with interest the chairman's statement this week that 'the two clubs will complement each other' and that he will ensure that 'both get the resources to progress together'.

'We look forward to hearing details as to how this will benefit our football club.'