Bedfont Sports believe new signing Jamie Read could be the difference between relegation or survival this season.
Sports boss Mick Snowdon this week snapped up the prolific former Spelthorne Sports striker from Egham Town, where he scored 31 goals in 36 league games this season.
The front man has also netted four goals in 15 Southern League games for Egham this season, but was persuaded to drop down a division to join Bedfont's battle against the drop.
With another exciting capture almost in the bag too, Sports secretary Terry Reader reckons the final pieces in the jigsaw are coming together for the Combined Counties Premier's bottom side.
He said: “Mick has been working very hard behind the scenes for six weeks now to get Jamie, and we're delighted to get such a coveted striker into the club. He could be the difference between staying up or going down. We hope to get one more in this week, which would be another exciting signing. We are also unbeaten in four games – but just need to get that elusive first win under Mick.”
Meanwhile, Bedfont have vowed to stand by defender Chevy Hart, who was one of three players fined and banned by the FA last month for breaching betting rules.
Hart, who has been suspended for four months, was with AFC Hayes at the time of the offence, before signing for Bedfont earlier this season.
Reader added: “We didn't know anything about it when Chevy signed, but we believe he was harshly treated. Andros Townsend only got a fine for doing it, so the FA are quick to punish non league players, but no so eager with professionals.
“We are happy for Chevy to get his head right and make a fresh start with us next season. I seriously believe he didn't know he couldn't have a bet on his own team, but he's a big character and I'm sure he will bounce back.”
Bedfont's game, along with the rest of the Combined Counties League programme, was wiped out by the weather on Saturday, but they hope to be back in action tomorrow away at Frimley Green.
Also in the Premier Division, Hanworth Villa host Raynes Park Vale, while in Division One, Bedfont & Feltham welcome Farleigh Rovers.
Villa then host Hartley Wintney on Tuesday night, while Bedfont & Feltham host Wingate & Finchley in the second round of the Middlesex Charity Cup.