BEDFONT Town boss Garry Haylock is hoping the club doesn't suffer death by committee over the coming weeks.
Haylock is currently playing a waiting game as his plans to save the cash-strapped club are pored over by their landlords, Bedfont Social Club.
The former Hayes & Yeading manager wants to secure the club's future by setting up an footballing academy at The Orchard, tied in with a favourable rent for the first team.
Bedfont have until the end of the month to register with the Southern League for next season, and then a further couple of weeks until the league's AGM, after which fines will start kicking in the club folds.
But the axe will remain poised over the club until such a time that the social club give the thumbs-up or down to Haylock's plans.
If he walks away, with the club's previous financial backer Doug White no longer on the scene, the club will fold.
Haylock said: “I spoke to the social club's committee last Thursday and they said they will come back to me. If it wasn't run by a committee, it would be done and dusted by now.
“Instead, there's nothing I can do but wait, which is frustrating. Things work slowly by committee, but at least we have a couple of weeks until the final decision has to be made.
“I will keep the players informed in training this week, as if the club folds there will be implications for them (any outstanding club fines are passed down to the players if not paid, and their registration is held back until the debts are settled).
“When we hear back from the social club on our blueprint, I will compare what they say with the cash I am prepared to put in and see where we go from there.”