CHELMSFORD City have looked to reassure fans that the club’s proposed takeover remains on track.

The National League South club have been in negotiations with Betsi Limited for more than 12 months regarding the long-term future of the club.

And the club have now issued a statement on their website.

It reads: “Off the pitch the Betsi deal progresses well, with a lot of discussions taking place with all parties involved to secure the long-term future of Chelmsford City Football Club.

“Understanding the frustrations of some of our supporters over the slow progress these negotiations take, it would be easy for the Football Club Board of Directors to simply make flamboyant statements or embellish what agreements are currently being discussed.

“However, we promised at our EGM just over a year ago those mistakes will not be made again. Once any agreements are full and finally settled we will waste no time in keeping you all fully updated.

“John Holmes and Steve Shore remain committed to our Football Club not just this upcoming season but into the future. Such plans however as we have come to learn take a great deal of planning and patience. Without their continued support we would not be in such a strong position to yet again make a challenge for success this coming year.”

>Chelmsford have signed goalkeeper Ross Worner from Sutton United.

The Clarets have agreed terms with the experienced goalkeeper ahead of next season.

Filling the hole left by outgoing shot-stopper Sam Beasant, who has joined Concord Rangers, the former Aldershot ‘keeper has agreed terms to come to the Melbourne Community Stadium on a season-long loan deal.