Tony Gale admits April could prove to be a pivotal month in the history of Walton Casuals, both on and off the pitch.

The Stags languish near the foot of the Ryman Division One South table, having failed to win a game in 2010.

And with a ground development proposal set to go before the FA in a matter of weeks, Director of Football Gale is in no mood to downplay the situation.

He said: “April is a massive month for us, both in terms of whether we can survive and whether we get the go ahead to develop the ground.

“As things stand the club is really run down and it looks as though it could fall down any day.

“We want a facility that the area can be proud of and for that we need the FA’s backing.”

On the field Casuals have endured a nightmare run, having gone 15 games without a win after Saturday’s 1-0 defeat to league leaders Croydon Athletic.

And former West Ham and Fulham star Gale reckons he is as much to blame as anyone else.

He adds: “I have really taken my eye off the ball when it comes to the first team and I hold my hands up for that.

“I have put so much effort into the development programme that I have left the first team alone and I certainly could have done more to help.

“Looking at the league the position is more than dicey.

“You can get on a losing run just as easily as a winning run and we are on a nightmare run at present.

“You cannot see where the next win will come from and that is something we have to change fast.”

Despite drafting in the likes of Craig Bradshaw and Carl Gibbs in the last week, Gale insists he is not about to splash the cash to beat the drop.

And he insists it is time for the current squad to pull their socks up.

Gale added: “Last season I brought in some new faces but not this year.

“To be honest players that are happy to hop about here and there for an extra £20 or £30 I am not really interested in.

“We have come a long way as a club since the Combined Counties days and it would be a big blow if we sunk to that level again.

“So I am asking everybody associated with the club for one last effort to try and beat the drop.”

Walton Casuals’ next three matches: 27 Whyteleafe (h), Apr 3 Chatham Town (a), 5 Fleet Town (h)