OWNER Barry Rubery has spoken for the first time about his desire to hand over the Town reins to David Taylor.
Mr Rubery revealed he is in daily contact with the Wakefield-based accountant and former director, who has gathered a consortium to try and buy the debt-ridden club.
As the new Second Division season kicked-off against Bournemouth at the McAlpine today, Mr Rubery said the takeover was progressing.
"I am optimistic, even though a bit of give and take is required on both sides," said Mr Rubery, who has given Cardiff City permission to pursue a transfer interest in Town captain Chris Lucketti.
"I stay in regular touch with David Taylor out of courtesy, to let him know the daily goings on at the club, and we are moving things forward.
"There is a will on my part to do the deal, and I think that is also the case on his part."
While Lucketti's possible move is still on the boil following a `no' to Cardiff over Andy Booth, Mr Rubery says he is encouraged by what he has heard of the squad and performances in pre-season.
"Every player, whether they play for Manchester United or Huddersfield Town, has his price and we have had a lot of interest from elsewhere," said Mr Rubery.
"That in itself is a compliment to the squad and, while there is a predatory instinct from some clubs that bargains might be there to be had, there is also genuine interest in the quality of our players and that comforts me.
"I think the amount of interest can only bode well for the future of this club, but I can't imagine we would get any offers for Andy Booth which would persuade us to part company.
"As I said yesterday, he has a job to do here and if he stays fit I'm sure he will do it well. He remains a firm part of our plans."