MARTYN Rogers is beginning to realise that life at Weymouth FC is anything but straightforward.

The Terras’ boss was hoping to secure Jamie Beasley on a short-term contract at training last night but it appears the agreement now depends on a dispute over finances being resolved between the club’s board and Wessex Fantasy Football.

And with local rivals Dorchester Town having recently expressed an interest in the talented left-footer, there are fears he could still be tempted away.

WFF announced last week that a mystery donation had been made to secure Beasley’s services but the Terras’ board, now being led by acting chairman Pranas Predizius, want the funds up front, particularly after a recent mix-up concerning an offer of financial help from former club secretary Peter Saxby.

A club statement, released to Echosport yesterday, reads: “The club has not offered Jamie Beasley a contract.

“The fact Wessex Fantasy Foot-ball has decided it will pay for Jamie is a great gesture but the club cannot put him on a contract until the funds are in the bank account.

“It has already been proven in the last week how donations and loans from individuals have led to confusion and the club cannot afford to take on loans it cannot pay.”

WFF has also made a statement detailing their account of events. It reads: “Last week an announcement was made by both Martyn Rogers and Wessex Fantasy Football that, through a very generous donation to the Wessex Fantasy Football, the club were in a position to place Jamie Beasley on a short-term contract until the end of the season.

“The main reason for this was to enable Weymouth FC to benefit should the player be snapped up by another club during the summer months because he is under the age of 24.

“Nigel Biddlecombe, Mark Coleman and Martyn Rogers were all told this at the meeting that took place after the Dorset Senior Cup match against Bridport at Dorchester. They were all over the moon and Martyn Rogers confirmed to us that Jamie had agreed to a contract.

“Sadly, this so far has not happened as George Rolls, who we thought had left the club, and Pranas Preidzius are requesting the total sum of money for this contract up front as they feel the WFF will not pay this money at the appropriate time.

“WFF is unwilling to do this as at no time during this season as it failed to fulfil its commitments to the club and they feel this is an insult to this great venture.

“From the outset WFF has always taken great care of the WFC fans’ money, which even today is still coming in. It also feels that trust is a two-way thing and with the club in its present state we should operate no different to how we have all season.

“We have confirmed with the anonymous donator of this money that he will honour this great offer but we have also assured them that their money will be looked after and not used until Jamie has signed his contract.”

Rogers wants to get the situation “sorted” as soon as possible as he continues to attempt to turn the Terras’ fortunes around on the pitch where they have claimed just one point from their last three games.

Weymouth sit two points adrift of safety in the Zamaretto Premier Division and host Stourbridge on Saturday before tackling six away games on the spin.