TOWN'S top officials are urging Survival Trust members to vote for handing their cash reserve to the Academy.
Trust members decide this week on what to do with more than £50,000 held back from when fans rallied to help save the club in administration last year.
Club owner Ken Davy, his board, manager Peter Jackson, chief executive Andrew Watson, secretary Ann Hough and Academy director Gerry Murphy are united in believing the cash would be a vital boost to the Academy and the club in general - possibly influencing whether they can sign Pawel Abbott on a permanent basis or not.
"The Survival Trust and other supporter groups have done a great job," said Mr Watson today.
"We have emphasised the importance of financial support in our first particularly difficult year and the Trust know there is a significant shortfall in the Academy's funding.
"Clearly there is no upside from sitting on the cash for tomorrow; the club needs it now to build for tomorrow.
"This is a huge week for the club and Peter Jackson would like to start talks with Preston on Pawel Abbott.
"The Survival Trust cash going into the Academy will free up other funds, and could make the difference in being able to sign Pawel or not. We again repeat that the Academy needs the extra funds now and urge all Survival Trust members to support this."