Lewes enter arguably the most important week of their season with one final call for help.

Mark Henderson, managing director of shirt sponsors Magic Man, was a key figure in trying to drum up interest after the club was put up for sale in November amid mounting debts.

The club remains in financial trouble and its future will be decided at the end of this week.

Managing director Martin Elliott has told interested parties to either come up with the cash or the Rooks will go into administration.

Not much has been heard of Henderson in recent weeks but he is still desperate to find a resolution to the problems, be it through a rescue package or the administration route.

He believes the latter may be their best option now but he has called for help in their latest hour of need.

Henderson said: “There are people who want to invest but we need other people to make it happen.

“I think the chances of it staying out of administration are extremely thin.

“If there is anyone out there who is interested then just get in contact. We need these wavering people.”

Elliott has also made it clear he is open to new offers of help but wants firm commitments in the next few days.

The off-the-field uncertainly is not helping manager Kevin Keehan and it was probably a good thing that Saturday’s game at Rushden and Diamonds was postponed due to a frozen pitch.

Keehan is already working with just 50% of the budget from last season and he had to make further cuts to his squad last week by not renewing the loan deals of Barnet strikers Elliott Charles and Kieron St Aimie.

The Rooks boss wanted to keep the pair but was unable to due to the financial constraints.

He will spend this week trying to strengthen his squad with loans from clubs who will pay all or the majority of a player’s wages.

One downside of Saturday’s postponement is that Shaun Wilkinson’s one-month loan spell from Havant and Waterlooville will now expire without him being able to play again.

Wilkinson is serving a three-match ban following his red card at Oxford at the start of the month and Keehan must decide whether to try to extend the deal knowing that the midfielder still has two games to sit out.

Anyone wanting to contact Mark Henderson can email him at mark@magicman.ltd.uk Northwich picked up a 2-1 victory at Kidderminster yesterday to send the Rooks to the bottom of the table.