Accrington Stanley’s chairman said the Reds face no financial danger after the club was brought before the High Court for unpaid taxes.
Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs began proceedings when Stanley failed to pay around £68,000 in taxes on July 25 this year.
But club chairman Peter Marsden said the matter was dismissed at the High Court this week because the bill was paid ‘almost immediately’ after notice was given.
He said there is no danger of the club being wound up, but added that it is likely to always lead a ‘strained’ financial existence.
He said: “The bill was paid up in full within days, but because it had already been issued it had to go through the protocol and has to go back to court where it was dismissed.
“When you’re a small club that takes about 1,500 people through the gates this is what you’re up against.
“This was largely an administrative thing.
“It was before the new season and there was no income coming into the club.
“We get our major payments from the Football League in August so within days we were able to pay it off. We never got as far as being ‘gazetted’.
“We will always lead a strained financial existence.
“This has always been the case.
“If we could only get our gates up to 2,000 it would give more breathing space and time to grow.”