WITTON Albion may make arguably their most important signing of the summer on Monday.
They are seeking a team secretary following the resignation of Phil Chadwick this week.
Chadwick, who the club awarded for his voluntary work at the end of the season, took over from Dave Leather eight years ago. Witton have approached a possible successor who has promised an answer on Monday.
Chadwick, who has told club chiefs he cannot committ the time to Witton, will continue researching the club's history and help out generally.
One of the secretary's first duties may be to deal with the threat of disciplinary action from the FA.
Albion have this week received the referee's report on the fracas in the tunnel after the game against Bishop Auckland on March 19.
There had been little to suggest ill feeling in the game, but trouble erupted at the final whistle, with fighting in the tunnel that spilled back on to the pitch, where it was more threats and argument than punches.
Bishop Auckland, who apologised to Witton for the behaviour of their players, have also been sent the report and both clubs and certain individuals may well face charges.
Meanwhile, manager Gary Finley has his own priorities - the highest of which is to replace another stalwart, centre back Brian Pritchard.
Finley is waiting to be told what budget he has for the team before making a move for players.
He said: 'At the moment I am not releasing anyone. It's early yet, but when I get a figure to work with then I can start thinking about signings.
'Obviously, I already have some thoughts. Replacing Pritch is my absolute priority.'