A NEW club will spring up in Nelson in time for next season – in addition to a re-formed Nelson FC.

The Admirals sunk out of the Football Pyramid last year and while a revival has been mooted and an application submitted to re-join the Vodkat League set-up, former Victoria Park boss Jon Westall is behind the new Nelson Town.

And he wants to play West Lancashire League football at Seedhill athletics track, across Victoria Park from the Admirals’ home.

“There are still things to sort out and we need to work out an agreement with Pendle Athlet-ics Club but things are looking good and Pendle Council’s been good,” said Westall, left.

“The West Lancs League said Seedhill met their criteria but any application would have to go before their committee.

"They have said that we have no history as a club but myself and others have been involved in football for about 20 years the Lancashire FA and the North West Counties have been supporting us.

“If the West Lancashire League do not accept us we will look to the East Lancs League.

“But whatever happens and whatever league we go into, Nelson Town will happen next season.”

Westall is aware that there is much football history in the town and he added: “I know we won’t be the same club as Nelson FC – but we want to be the town’s team.

“We want to create a community club, we are not in it for what we can get out of it.

"This club is for the people of the town and I want to develop good links with Nelson and Colne College.

“We will also have a ladies team next season and the town has not had that before and there is a good buzz about things.

“Hopefully we will get the people of the town behind us and make this a success.”

West Lancashire Football League grounds chairman Andy Hosker confirmed that he had inspected Seedhill – which is separated by Nelson FC’s historic old home by Nelson Cricket Club – last weekend and spoken to officials at the new club.

“At the moment there has been no application to join the West Lancashire League from Nelson Town,” said Hosker.

“But there has been an enquiry and we inspected their proposed ground on Saturday.

“We also had a chat with them and made a few suggestions and now the ball is in their court.”

The deadline for applications into the West Lancashire League is April 1.