'KENNY Daglishcouldmanagethis club and wouldn't do any better under the current conditions.'
That's the stark message from Run-corn manager Steve Soley who believes the Linnets' off-the-field troubles have hamstrung the club's chances of performing well on the pitch.
And he says playing for a debt-ravaged club, in front of miniscule crowds, with players owed wages has taken a deadly toll on the team.
On Wednesday, the club announced that Saturday's game against Bradford Park Avenue would be played at Halton Stadium, despite rumours that the club would have a new home.
The late notice means that Saturday's crowd is likely to be even smallerthanthe 157whoattendedthe last home game.
On Tuesday night the Linnets held talks with a club - believed to be Warrington Town - about a move.
On Tuesday Soley revealed that the proposed home would be 'near to Runcorn' and provide a venue where the fans could create 'a bit of atmosphere'.
However, by the following day talks had collapsed with speculation that the rent offered by Warrington was too high.
Soley said: 'It is getting harder and hardertomotivate theteamwithwhat is happening off the pitch.
'I just want to be able to concentrate on winning games, but that is becoming impossible.
'I don't care what anyone says any manager would find it difficult here. Even Kenny Dalglish would struggle with all that we have to put up with.
'Nowthatthelatest chanceofamove has fallen through, the only other place I can think of playing is my back garden.
'Players have not been paid and the club is in turmoil. It is a desperate situation for everyone. It is a snowball effect. We are not playing well, the fans don't like going to the Stadium and all the time the club gets in a worse and worse situation.'
As the Weekly News went to press Halton Stadium staff had not been informed of the club's intention to play there on Saturday.
Stadium manager Chris Patino said: 'Inthelastfortnight, Ihavephonedthe chairman Dr Dave Robertson on numerous occasions and left messages but have not received a reply. The stadium will be ready on Saturday but I am disappointed the club has not had the courtesy to keep us informed of events.
'This situation cannot continue. The club will owe us £15,000 in rent but do not bother to contact us or speak to us about the situation. They just assume that everything will be ready on matchdays.
'I have left messages with the chairman saying that we assume they will NOT be playing at the weekend but he still does not reply.'