Date: 16th November 2008 at 8:51pm
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Strugging Chester City have been rocked by another financial bombshell according to reports on Sunday.

It has been report in the non league paper that Vauxhall Motors FC have won their battle with Chester City after the FA ordered them to pay up for disgraced striker Paul Taylor.

The Blue Square North side will now expect to collect the £30,000 they were promised for the player during the summer – despite Chester City sacking the 21 year old forward for failing a drugs test.

Taylor was sacked in October after failing to turn up for the league 2 fixture with Gillingham, the third time he had missed a match since the July agreement was reached.

City officials later revealed the striker had failed a drugs test after cocaine was found in his bloodstream. They claim Taylor was in breach of contract and said the deal was cancelled with £20,000 outstanding.

According to press reports, Vauxhall Motors were told by the FA that the original agreement stands.

Speaking in the non league paper on Sunday, Vice Chairman Steve McInerney said ‘The telephone call came as a relief to everyone at the club. They confirmed Paul Taylor is still on loan at Chester City and that he is still their player.

‘That means the arrangement we had was binding – basically we’ll get our money.

‘The FA have also informed the football league and Chester that they have to pay, regardless of what has happened over the last three weeks.

‘We’re delighted, obviously. Chester have two instalments outstanding, one of which is now seven days overdue.

‘We expect to receive that very soon, and the final payment in January.’

Chester, who have re-appointed Mark Wright as manager, were unavailable for comment.