JOHN Snape played down a cryptic social media post from Worcester City full-back Tyler Weir and insisted: “I fully expect him to stay”.

Snape has endured a torturous week in the City hot seat with question marks over next season’s budget causing Lee Hughes to quit as player and joint-manager on Tuesday.

Weir then took to Twitter on Thursday morning to say: “That time again. Some decisions to make.”

That prompted City volunteers and fans to reply with messages of support and Chippenham Town manager Mark Collier gave it a like.

But Snape quickly made clear his stance before stating it would be “business as usual” going into tomorrow’s trip to Shepshed Dynamo (3pm).

“There has been no approach for Tyler and I fully expect him to stay and see out the season after what the club has done for him over the past few years,” said Snape.

“We’re getting ready for a game and looking forward to it. It has been a tricky week, there’s no denying that, but it is business as usual.”

Far from anticipating a player exodus, Snape revealed he hopes to draft in a “familiar face, maybe two” following the departures of 15-goal Hughes and Wayne Thomas who has taken a job with a West Bromwich Albion soccer school based in China.

“We are hopeful of having one in for the game and have an approach in for another so will have to see what happens with those,” he added.

On the injury front, centre-half Jordan Stoddart faces a race against time to overcome a hamstring complaint.

“Jordan’s muscle is still tight but he underwent private treatment on Tuesday and hopes to be in contention,” said Snape.

“It would be great to have him on board at Shepshed but at the same time we do have to consider the fact we have five games in 15 days.”

City will be targeting a Midland League Premier Division double at the Dovecote having struck late to beat Dynamo 3-2 at the end of September.

Dave Reynolds and Hughes had put Worcester in control before Shepshed hit back twice in 12 minutes to level.

Alex Tomkinson notched a dramatic decider two minutes from the end.