Dedicated Kingstonian fans could soon take control of the 130-year-old club as a supporters’ trust – but are still in the dark as to where their team will play next year.

The club’s owners have set out a timetable for fans to vote on the plan, while chairman Mark Anderson, pictured right, has also identified three potential sites for a ground share next year.

Mr Anderson apologised for appearing “increasingly distant and non-communicative” amid what he acknowledged as “increasing frustration” among fans due to concerns about the future.

But voting supporters will not be told what his three options are until the current owners deliver their recommendation, which is not expected until Christmas.

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Ks have to leave Kingsmeadow stadium for the start of next season as leaseholders AFC Wimbledon, who share the ground, sold it to Premier League giants Chelsea earlier this year.

AFC were told this week that Communities Secretary Sajid Javid would not stand in the way of their return to Plough Lane.

Ks supporter Jamie Cutteridge, who presented a petition to Kingston Council last year to ‘keep Ks in Kingston’, questioned the timing of the vote.

He said: “We don’t know where we are playing next year, we don’t know what the long-term future is.

“They’ve said they want Kingstonian to become a community club, but it’s a bit of a backwards way of doing it.

“No-one really knows what’s going on.”

Co-chairmen John Fenwick, Mark Anderson and Malcolm Winwright have held talks with Supporters Direct, the body that advises on the process of selling football clubs to fans.

Supporters have to register to vote to take over the club by the end of October, with polls closing in late November.

Mr Anderson said in a statement: “When we are talking to a number of different parties then we need to keep those negotiations quiet until we are able to tell you something concrete.

“I have been impressed with all three in terms of facilities, their professionalism and their general willingness to help and provide the things we need.

“We cannot, as I had originally hoped we could, give you a ballot for which venue you want, as this is just not practical with issues of cost and conditions having to remain confidential.”

Plans to build a stadium on the former Chessington Golf Centre were presented to Ks supporters earlier this year, but no date has been set for when an application may be submitted.

Jon Tolley, who owns the records store that sponsors Ks, is part of the steering group guiding Kingstonian’s transition to becoming a community owned club.

He said: “I still think Chessington is way more of an ‘if’ than most people do.

“You can kind-of guess what the three [grounds] are but we don’t know, my worry is that we’re kind of sleepwalking.

“I understand why the directors can’t tell anyone because of commercial interests.

“I think the people involved with the steering group have got the right intentions, but I do worry.”

In June the Comet explored potential sites, which included Corinthian Casuals’ home in St George’s Field, the Beveree Stadium, home to Hampton and Richmond Borough FC, Sutton United’s Borough Sports Ground and Carshalton Athletic’s War Memorial Sports Ground.

Carshalton Athletic chairman Paul Dipre said then: “We all need to help each other out.”