VAUXHALL Motors have yet to receive the money they are owed for the transfer of controversial striker Paul Taylor.
Chester City have until Monday to pay up the estimated £2,500 they owe the Motormen in loan payments.
The troubled Blue Square Premier club took Taylor on loan at the beginning of last season, paying £2,500 per month in a deal running until January 2009, when Chester were to pay a £30,000 transfer fee.
But in October Taylor failed an FA drugs test at Chester’s training ground and the Blues called time on the deal with one month’s payment outstanding.
Blue Square North side Motors have been fighting Chester and pushing the FA to get the money they feel they deserve and last month, the FA ordered Chester to pay the outstanding £2,500.
On top of that, Chester’s non-payment was cited as one of the reasons behind a transfer embargo imposed by the Conference and a threat to expel Chester from the competition.
They now have until Monday to cough up the cash.
“We have heard nothing as yet from Chester City or the Conference,” said Motors chairman Alan Bartlam.
“I personally hope we will towards the end of the week because it is money that would be very useful to a club like ours.
“But as yet there has been no indication that we can expect a resolution soon.”
Motors are also trying to repair their floodlights as quickly as possible after an electrical fire started at the base of one of the pylons.
Saturday’s defeat to Droylsden was an early kick-off as a result and Motors are not expecting the damage to be repaired for another fortnight.
“There is a concern that if we draw our FA Trophy third qualifying round tie at Quorn a week Saturday, we would have to replay at Rivacre Park in midweek and would need the floodlights to be working then.”
Motors’ home game against Droylsden ended in a 2-1 defeat.
Prolific striker Tony Gray scored twice in the first half to secure all three points for the away side.
Droylsden started brightly and took the lead after just two minutes when a right wing cross found the head of Gray who made no mistake from six yards out.
After 20 minutes Motors’ Josh Hine was through on goal but was stopped in his tracks with a badly timed challenge by Droylsden captain Steve Halford, who was lucky to only see yellow.
Just five minutes later it was 2-0. A needless free-kick was conceded just outside the area and Gray stepped up to comfortably slot the ball into the right hand corner from 20 yards for his 10th league goal of the season.
Just before the interval Karl Noon nearly reduced the deficit when he went one on one with the keeper, but Paul Phillips produced a fine save to thwart the Motors’ striker.
Midfielder Josh Wilson gave the Motormen some hope on 51 minutes when he rose highest from a Brian Moogan corner to head home his third goal of the season.
Motors were then unlucky not to equalise 10 minutes later when Josh Hine was clean through on goal, but his well driven right-footed strike was comfortably saved by Phillips.
Vauxhall: St Louis-Hamilton, Moogan, Noone, Lane, Holmes, Hannigan (Dames 75), Noon, Egerton, Hine (Wright 82), Wilson, Grice. Subs: Owens, Mustafa, Smith
On Saturday (3pm), Motors travel to AFC Telford, who have ex-Motorman Tom Field in their squad.
Midfielder James Holden has been released by Motors.