RHYL FC’s revelation regarding their ground problems is a situation that needs to be resolved for the good of the club and for Welsh football in general.

The Lilywhites’ will be exploring different options if their offer to purchase the Educate Group Stadium is rejected by the owner in the coming weeks, leaving them with the prospect of moving away from somewhere they have called home since 1899.

This would be an absolute atrocity in today’s day and age, and a further reflection on the struggles that are facing high-profile domestic clubs across the country.

Their lack of funding due to a lack of a long-term lease has hampered them considerably both on and off the pitch in recent months, and their community call to arms on December 30 is something of a last chance saloon before a drastic measure is taken.

This is not something we have not seen before. Bangor City’s Farrar Road is now a supermarket, and the financial complications at prestigious clubs such as Prestatyn Town over the years are lessons that need to be adhered to if one of Wales’ most storied clubs wants to remain at its current location.

The thought of the Lilies’ playing anywhere but their current ground would appear preposterous but as their lease draws closer to ending, the threat is very real and anyone at their supporter meeting would have been made fully aware of that and the implications that will follow.

Things have been far from easy since their relegation from the JD Cymru Premier at the club as it tries to balance on-field investment with ongoing costs to their base, and this is clearly a predicament that cannot continue for much longer if they want to harbour ambitions of reaching the top-flight to become a force once again.

Something has got to give at some stage, and hopefully the ground’s owner can see this and accept the bid, which is believed to be above valuation, for the site and allow the club to make the necessary moves to acquire funding for improvements and sustain its long-term future.

The board of directors’ understand the significance of the weeks and months that lie ahead. They are clearly not willing to be held to ransom regarding a potential sale and any danger of it affecting their chances of improving matters on the pitch will result in them seeking a home elsewhere, something that was unthinkable once upon a time.

Hopefully it will not come to this, as Rhyl FC’s proud ground is one of the last great venues in the region and still hosts EUROPA League and Wales youth internationals, such is the esteem in which it is held.

This is a critical moment in the club’s illustrious history, of that is no doubt. The club is heading in the right direction slowly under Eddie Maurice-Jones and their thriving academy has seen a large number of U19 players step into the fold this term, so from that standpoint their future looks incredibly bright.

It is off the field that is causing great concern, and although it may be a sign of the times the impact it would have would be detrimental not only to the Lilywhites, but to the domestic game as a whole.