CHAIRMAN Anthony Hampson says 2013 will be the year Worcester City needs their fans more than ever.

Over the next 12 months, the club’s future will be on the line as they leave St George’s Lane and head into the uncertainty of a ground-share agreement, expected to be with Kidderminster Harriers.

A six-figure capital gains tax bill on the sale of the Lane will also be due in December unless work starts on a new stadium at Nunnery Way.

Directors are working tirelessly to ensure the club is in the best financial state possible once they become homeless but Hampson insists they can’t do it alone.

Plans are in the pipeline for cut-price season tickets and subsidised travel for the expected move to Aggborough, while the new gold bold weekly prize draw has also been launched.

Hampson said: “We need our existing fans to stay with us but also to attract new blood that can energise the club’s efforts to remain at the level of football we now enjoy.

“It is imperative that those at the club are given the positive support they deserve in whichever way this manifests itself from the fan base. A great way of doing this is to support the gold bond draw which has produced significant benefits to the club in a very short space of time.”

Run nationally by Blackpool FC, the draw carries a weekly jackpot of £2,000 but 70p of every £1 stake goes straight into Worcester’s coffers.

Agreeing a deal to ground-share at Kidderminster is getting closer but the finer details of the arrangement are still being thrashed out.

City need to inform the Football Conference by the end of March where they intend to play next term.

Hampson added: “We are pushing for an answer as we speak, with the number of stewards Kidderminster want to provide us with being an issue.”

Meanwhile, City are hoping Tom Thorley will be fit to face Altrincham at St George’s Lane on Saturday. The midfielder suffered a cut shin during last weekend’s 3-0 win at Colwyn Bay and will be assessed in training.

Centre-half Jacob Rowe could be back in the reckoning after sitting out the north Wales trip with tendonitis in his knee.

City have rearranged their away match at Droylsden for Tuesday, January 29, and the home game against Gainsborough Trinity for Monday, February 4 (both 7.45).