Caretaker-manager Gary Whild admits he will be far happier when football matters on the pitch rather than offthe-field activities are the principal topic of conversation at Redditch United.
Too much has been discussed about Rod Brown's shock decision to quit as manager, citing a 45 per cent cut in the budget and disillusion with the way the Nationwide North club has been run.
Too much has been talked about the boardroom battle for power which has led to an EGM at the end of next month to try to oust chairman Pat Cremin. Cremin's decision to cut the wages - to an unacceptable level for the Nationwide North, according to Brown - has prompted other directors to club together to try to make up some of the shortfall.
And there's been plenty of talk in the dressing room over the club's future which has led to the exits of leading
players Matt Clarke and Scott Rickards. Clarke has joined Nationwide North title-chasers Stafford Rangers while striker Rickards has moved to Tamworth.
But Whild has been able to move quickly to re-sign midfielder Danny Scheppel from Hednesford Town and defender Damien Whitcombe from Chasetown. Striker Rory May is also set to return to the Valley Stadium from Stourport Swifts and he could be in the squad to face Moor Green at Damson Park on Monday.
Whild said: "We could have done without all the problems off the field because we've got enough to worry about on the pitch.
"But I've made it clear that [coach] Kim Casey and myself will do everything we can to make sure the football side is in order.
"Although we have got just the one point from the two games against Worcester and Moor Green, there have been positive signs. We need to turn them into points."
Sean Flynn will continue to help out for the next few games until he moves to Cornwall in mid-January to start a new business venture at a caravan park. The former Albion, Coventry and Kidderminster midfielder had announced his retirement but he played in the 1-0 defeat to Moors on Boxing Day.
Caretaker-manager Steve Anthrobus has had to learn the art of wheeler-dealing in his bid to turn around Hednesford Town's fortunes.
The Pitmen have slipped into the bottom two after their 3-2 midweek defeat at Nuneaton Borough.
Which means Anthrobus has had to rethink his lineup. Summer signings Rob Heath and Paul Szewczyk have both left, while injuries have ruled out Richard Tees-dale and Lee Barrow.
Hednesford, however, have been able to re-sign front-runner Leon McSweeney from Hucknall Town, as well as recruiting midfielders Sean Platt from Walsall (loan) and Mark Briggs from Welshpool.
And for today's trip to Droylsden, Lee Williams and Colin Hunter both available after injury. ..SUPL: