NUNEATON Borough head to Chester's Swansway Stadium on Tuesday buoyed by the news that new owner, Nick Hawkins has been given the all-clear from the National League to take sole control of the Liberty Way club.

The troubled Warwickshire outfit, who sit bottom of National League North, had been under threat of going out of business for the second time in just over 10 years, until the club announced a rescue package last week led by locally-based former non-league player Hawkins, who runs a refurbishment company.

In a statement released by the club, Hawkins, who turned out for the likes of Goole AFC, Shepshed Dynamo and Hucknall Town, said: "I am delighted to be able to be part of such a brilliant and proud football club.

"I came here with Chasetown in a play off final. I was injured that day but watching with more than 3,000 fans showed me the love the town has for its football club.

"I will be working hard to rebuild links between the club and the people of the town, as well as between the fans and the players.

"There is lots of work to do to off the pitch, and it has already started. We have been working hard on getting the club back on to the electricity grid, as well as refurbishing the dressing rooms and offices.

"I know we cannot make everything perfect straight away, but I think it is better to start by making 100 things 1% better than make one thing 100% better.

"I am the sole owner of the club and will be the chairman, but I will be hoping to bring in several other people, as well as repairing links between the club and local businesses."

The Boro prepared for Tuesday evening's clash with Chester with a 2-0 defeat at home to Leamington on Saturday, with Blues joint manager Bernard Morley full of confidence ahead of the game after watching his side salvage a last gasp 2-2 draw at Brackley through Dan Mooney's injury time wonder strike.

"We move on to Tuesday's game ten matches unbeaten which is massive at this level of football especially with this squad of players," said Morley.

"It's important that we don't get complacent because this result distracts us a bit from Tuesday but we are a good home, we're unbeaten at home and we enjoy playing at home in front of our supporters.

"Hopefully we can reward those supporters who've come all the way to Brackley to support us with a win on Tuesday night."

Morley and fellow joint manager Anthony Johnson handed a first start to Salford City loanee Mani Dieseruvwe against Brackley, but he admitted it was touch and go whether the striker would be in the line up against Nuneaton.

"Make no bones about it, Mani is struggling fitness-wise with his knee and he probably played five or ten minutes more today than he should have done," added Morley.

"But he is an integral part of what we are doing during this month that we have got him and he's made two cameo appearances in his last two games and done really well so he earned his start and we're really pleased for the big lad but we'll have to see how is injury is before Tuesday night."

Chester FC play Nuneaton Borough on Tuesday evening at the Swansway Chester Stadium in the National League North (7.45pm kick off).