Dave Anderson is bracing himself for the worst after one of his Northwood players was the subject of an approach from a Conference Premier Division club, writes Scott Newman.
Grays Athletic want Michael Gordon to help spark a survival bid as the troubled club battles to escape relegation.
Anderson signed Gambian international Pa Amadou Gai last week and he remains on the look-out for another striker but this latest development could leave him with another hole to fill.
"They'll be able to offer him a lot more money than we can and he'll be playing three divisions up, so you would have to say if you're a betting man you would bet he would go," admitted the Woods boss. "I think he's a player who when he's on his game he's better than our level, but he can be a lot more consistent.
"It would be a loss because he's one of our most experienced players.
"We're hoping he'll stay but we'll deal with that situation when it happens."
Anderson decided to take the plunge on 'Daddy' Gai after he featured for the reserves last Tuesday.
The 24-year-old has been the top scorer in the Gambian League for the past five seasons with his club Bakau United and has played 10 times for his country in African Nations Cup qualifiers.
The 6ft 3ins forward has signed for the rest of the season and made his debut in Saturday's 2-0 win over Thamesmead Town.
"I thought he had a quiet game but we've got to give him time to adjust to this type of football," commented Anderson. "He showed a couple of little flashes of what he might be about but we've got to be fair to him and not judge him on one day."
Last night's (Tuesday) game at Enfield Town was postponed due to the weather and has been rescheduled for Tuesday, February 17, and there must be serious doubts over this weekend's fixtures, which if called off would at least give Gary Meakin more time to rest his hamstring.
The Woods are due to travel to Leyton before hosting North Greenford United in the Middlesex Charity Cup on Tuesday but with temperatures expected to plunge again, all football in the borough could be set for more disruption.