Sun, Sep

If only the Wrexham administrators could match their playing staff.

The mid-table English League one club defied their precarious finances and in-fighting to hold third-place Hull City to a 2-2 draw on Saturday at their Racecourse home ground.

However, the farcical situation at the Wales-based club looks likely to deteriorate further before it improves.

None of the players, which include the Trinidad and Tobago trio of Dennis Lawrence, Hector Sam and Carlos Edwards, received their wages for the past month and they were due to meet with controversial chairman Alex Hamilton this morning to discuss the club's future.

But Hamilton's surprise resignation on Friday night further clouded affairs at Wrexham-particularly as he allegedly tried to rescind his offer to step down within a few hours.

The directors have refused to allow him such levity, though, and are looking towards staving off insolvency themselves.

Wrexham's debt is believed to be near the £5 million mark with a tax bill of £800,000 and the directors have scheduled a meeting with the Wrexham Supporters' Trust to discuss a rescue package, as well as the Inland Revenue.

It is unlikely that Hamilton, a property developer by profession, will go easily, though.

His company, Memorvale, owns 78 per cent of the club and also controversially acquired the Racecourse ground for a paltry £300,000. The ground's market value is estimated between £6 million and £10 million.

Lawrence, a Trinidad and Tobago international, told the Trinidad Express that the players remain committed to doing the job on the pitch, while hoping for the board to do theirs.

They gave the fans some reason for optimism on Saturday after storming to a two-goal lead within the opening half hour.

The advantage did not last but manager Denis Smith would view it as a point gained rather than lost.

The playing staff must now await a few points from their employers.