BANGOR City have taken full responsibility for an unpaid electric bill that sent their Nantporth base into darkness last week.

The Huws Gray Alliance side initially stated that the bill of £16,000 was issued to them despite the club sharing the cost with Nantporth CIC, who rent the other piece of land on site from Bangor City council.

After the community organisation stated they had been making regular payments to the Citizens’ relating to the outstanding sum, general manager Luke Purcell stated that the bill “is in the club’s name” and will be paid at the earliest opportunity.

He said: “The electric bill is in the football club's name. Therefore, whatever the situation is or how unjust certain things are, we will have to take responsibility of this bill and will have to get it paid.

"It isn't the ideal scenario and this will be looked at in more depth internally.

"However, the longer we argue about it, the longer the situation continues and the longer we have no power to our own stadium.

"We are hoping to announce a new stadium sponsor in the coming days which will help hugely and behind the scenes we are working very hard.

"We have to build from the ground up again. Put the foundations in place that ensures that the club has a long-term future and that our magnificent supporters have a club to be proud of once again."

The Citizens revealed debts of £80,000 last week which plunged the future of the club into doubt, and they played their weekend fixture against Gresford Athletic at the home of second tier side Conwy Borough.

A host of influential squad members have also departed with a view to decreasing the wage structure at the VSM Stadium.