BANGOR City supporters are now more in the dark than ever following the return of Stephen Vaughan Jnr.

After a brief spell away from the club at Maltese Premier League side Mosta, the controversial figure is the new chairman at the Huws Gray Alliance side in a shock move announced by the club this week.

The appointment raises more questions than answers for the loyal fanbase, who were under the impression that VSM were looking to cut ties with the club and sell at the earliest opportunity.

Vaughan Jnr coming back into the fold is a strong indication that this is no longer the case, and it remains to be seen whether he can “save” the club from its current financial struggles that have been well documented in recent weeks.

Senior players have long departed, the electric has been turned off and the club was practically left for dead, with only general manager Luke Purcell left to face the backlash after debts of £80,000 were revealed.

Now that the dust has settled, Vaughan Jnr has returned with more promises of investment, a new stadium sponsor and the return to their Nantporth base after Gary Taylor-Fletcher’s men were forced to play their last two league fixtures at Conwy Borough and Llandudno.

This is something that the City support has heard before from VSM and Vaughan Jnr, but actions speak louder than words and he must get things right from the outset in order to avoid further complications going forward.

Any slip-up would further fracture the relationship between the club and its supporters, and given how things have gone of late it would plunge their long-term future in doubt.

Lessons must be taken from Vaughan Jnr’s first spell at the club, which saw them demoted from the JD Welsh Premier League after finishing second under Kevin Nicholson and the high-profile managerial appointment of Craig Harrison not go according to plan before he left for Connah’s Quay Nomads.

They have a nucleus of quality young players such as Sam Jones and Alex Boss, who are mixing well with the experienced figures that remain in Mike Williams and player-manager Taylor-Fletcher.

Putting too much on their young shoulder initially would be a mistake, and a period of consolidation going forward to put things right financially and behind the scenes is much more of a priority that spending big money on experienced players in the hope of mounting a title challenge.

There have been fewer more polarising figures in the Welsh domestic game in recent years than Vaugahn Jnr, but this is his chance of redemption as Bangor City Football Club looks to be entering the last chance saloon.