TROUBLED Stafford Rangers have been struck another blow with the announcement that chairman Rod Woodward is stepping down.
It was at the club's annual meeting on Thursday that Woodward's nephew Neil Kelly confirmed that the former would be relinquishing his connections with the Marston Road outfit both as chairman and a director.
A statement from Woodward, who is currently in hospital, said: "Please accept this statement as my intention to resign my position as chairman and also a director of Stafford Rangers Football Club.
"I have decided, after seven years at the club, to commit more time to being with my family and would like to take this opportunity t thank all exsisting and former directors for their continuous support and dedication to me and the club.
"I would also like to thank all staff, shareholders, stakeholders and volunteers for their hard work and desire to make the club successful.
"Finally, I would like to thank the life blood of the club, the fans, for their continued support to the team and the board as it has always been exemplary.
"I have been honoured to act as custodian for the club and wish all involved every success in the future.
"All monies or invoices owed to myself or any business associated with myself will not need to be settled in full until 12 months time."
Relegation for Rangers from the Evo Stik Premier could be confirmed at Buxton on Saturday, unless Rangers can win and other results go for them.