Andrew Wilson believes everything is “catching up” with Corby Town after they suffered a 2-1 defeat at Burnham in the Calor League Premier Division.
The Steelmen were forced to name joint-boss Wilson and goalkeeping coach David Clarke as two of their three substitutes for the match with fellow joint-manager Tommy Wright missing the clash after a pre-arranged agreement for him to attend his brother’s wedding.
Greg Mills brought Corby level after they had trailed 1-0 at half-time but their troubled campaign continues to peter out with just four games now remaining.
The off-field issues have dominated the headlines in recent weeks with a cut in the playing budget being made while the club remain at loggerheads with Corby Borough Council over money they say is owed to them.
A new board has been elected for the Corby Town Supporters Trust and fans have now set up a ‘fighting fund’ to raise money to save the club should the worst come to worst under the guidance of chairman Kevin Ingram.
Wilson now says he “doesn’t know what to believe” although he did confirm the players had been paid on time last week.
But he insists the uncertainty over the remainder of this season and the next campaign is “taking its toll” on the on-pitch matters.
“We were not good enough and we played like we had nothing to play for, which is the way it is because we are not going to get relegated and we aren’t going to get promoted,” Wilson said.
“You are looking at the players to see if they want to earn something for next season but when there is the uncertainty that we have at the club, no-one knows whether they will be here to see it.
“It is difficult when you have no substitutes to change the game because the players on the pitch there is no real threat to their positions.
“All the players have been paid, there is still one person in management team that hasn’t.
“It looks like positive news and it is but there is nothing more to report than that from our point of view.
“There are lots of rumours going around and I am sure everyone has heard different things. I don’t really know what to believe to be honest.
“I think everything is catching up with us, I would just like this season to be over and done with.
“And I would like for us to be able to start planning to be part of things next season but we don’t know whether we will be here.
“We weren’t great in the first half but we were a lot better for the first 20 minutes after the break.
“I don’t like to make excuses but everything takes its toll, it just feels like we are not competing in a fair race.”
Wilson, meanwhile, confirmed fellow boss Wright will be back for Wednesday’s home clash with Redditch United at Steel Park.
He added: “Tommy was at his brother’s wedding, we made an agreement a few weeks back that if we weren’t in contention for a play-off place then he would go.”
“It was his brother’s wedding and that was where he needed to be. I am sure he will be refreshed and ready to go again on Wednesday.”