Marcus Law insists no moves that could potentially put the club in jeopardy will ever be made at Kettering Town.
The Poppies this week confirmed the high-profile signing of striker Dan Holman after he left Aldershot Town.
Holman, who started his career at United Counties League side Cogenhoe United before forging a career in the professional game, scored twice on his debut as Kettering beat King’s Lynn Town 5-1 in the second round of the Southern League Challenge Cup at Latimer Park on Tuesday night.
The 28-year-old’s arrival sparked much debate on social media about how much the Poppies are investing in their push for promotion in the Evo-Stik League South Premier Division Central.
And boss Law hit back at the club’s critics, insisting the Poppies are being “creative” with their additions.
“Dan has worked his way up to the professional ranks and he understands the levels,” Law said.
“You can see he looks after himself even though he hasn’t had a lot of game time.
“He has a path of where he wants to go in his own personal career outside of football.
“And as with three others in this club, we are happy to help with the environment they want to get into outside of the game while we can give them the platform to carry on playing at a decent level.
“I see all the social media stuff and the assumptions but I am personally not bothered.
“People can think what they want. We have been there and we have been hurt.
“We have got a fantastic owner, chairman and board and we will never ever go back to that world.
“We have experienced it, I have certainly experienced it.
“No player is ever bigger than the club and nothing will ever be happening to put the club in jeopardy.
“If others aren’t being as creative as us then that’s their own downfall and if they want to put it down to what they think we are paying out then that’s up to them.”
Law, meanwhile, was pleased with what he saw from Holman, who played in the Football League for the likes of Cheltenham Town and Colchester United, in the midweek success.
“Dan hadn’t played for over a month so he needed 90 minutes under his belt and to score two goals was good,” the Kettering manager added.
“I think there is more to come from him in terms of sharpness but you could see his intelligence and I think it could be quite an interesting partnership with him and Aaron O’Connor."