Devizes Town Football Club could be forced to fold altogether if a chairman and secretary are not found by June.

Current incumbents, Andy Trusler and Andy Muckle, who are both stepping down at the end of the season, held a meeting at Nursteed Road on Monday night where they hoped to recruit their replacements.

However of around 20 people that attended, not one declared any interest in either position, forcing Muckle to state the harsh reality of the situation facing the club.

“If we have no chairman or no secretary then there will not be a club in any league, not even the Wiltshire league,” he said.

“If we don’t get these positions filled this club is in serious trouble.”

The pair fear people in the town do not realise the severity of the current situation, as demonstrated by the revelation that a current committee member had shown an interest in taking over the secretary role but failed to attend Monday’s meeting.

“We can’t live on promises, we need people to step forward and say I will do it,” said Muckle, who will remain on the committee to assist his replacement.

The club is desperate to have people in place by the end of February, when entry forms for next season’s FA Cup and Vase need to be signed, and avoid the very real threat of not being allowed to take part in them.

The committee, which once attracted 15 people, is down to just six and the lack of volunteers has got to the point where team managers have been known to arrange the corner flag before games.

A new meeting has been scheduled at Nursteed Road for Monday, February 9 and Trusler sill harbours hope that someone will rescue the sinking ship.

“We all want what is best for Devizes and are hopeful people will come forward,” he said.