SALISBURY City took another step towards exiting Administration on Tuesday when the court approved its Company Voluntary Arrangement.

The Administrator has now to complete the last few technicalities and report to Companies House, meaning William Harrison-Allan, Jeff Hooper and Chris Brammall must wait just a little while longer before they officially assume control of the club.

The handover is expected to be completed early next week.

A statement said: “The new board would like to place on record its sincere thanks to everyone connected with the club who has worked tirelessly over the past six months or so to enable this to happen.

“They can now plan for the club’s future with more certainty and confidence and, as they endeavour to take the club onwards and upwards, invite supporters past and present to share in what they believe will be a bright future.

“The board is acutely aware that there is still much work to be done to guarantee Salisbury City’s survival at the current level of football and is looking forward to working alongside all the relevant footballing authorities in order to achieve its goal of keeping the Whites in the Football Conference.

“Although deducted ten points for entering administration, the club remains above the Blue Square Premier’s relegation zone and thanks to last weekend’s win against Tamworth, are through to the semi-finals of the FA Trophy, ensuring there is plenty to play for in the remaining third of the season.”