Boreham Wood begun training three mornings a week as of Monday, a change which has seen long-serving midfielder Mario Noto leave the National League side.

Following promotion to the top tier of the non-league pyramid Wood remained a part-time outfit training two evenings a week.

However, following the 3-2 defeat by Bromley last week the decision was taken to begin training three mornings a week in a bid to help boss Ian Allinson and his side compete better in what is largely, though not exclusively, a full-time division.

Discussing the decision to move closer to a full-time operation, Wood chairman Danny Hunter told the club's website: "I spoke to my management team of Ian Allinson and Luke Garrard about the pros and cons after the defeat against Bromley.

"They felt it was the only way to go if we are to survive and prosper. Of course, it is not ideal to do this in September but after five losses on the spin, performances have dipped and results don’t lie.

“Some of our players, especially those who have been used to daytime training and full-time football, have struggled with two evening training sessions a week and are hugely under performing.

"Some have struggled with doing a day job then rushing home, grabbing a bite to eat and rushing across London to train and are emotionally spent by the time they get here

“Others, who don’t even have a day job, have struggled simply by being idle all day and just want to feel like they are full time footballers again.

"Whatever the reason, this change will give them all and our coaches the time to get out on the training pitch, to prepare properly in an unhurried scenario and to concentrate on winning football matches which is their job."

Wood will be appointing new coaching staff, medical staff and non-football staff in order to meet the demands of training more frequently.

That change has come at a cost with hugely popular player turned first-team coach Noto departing Meadow Park after seven years with the club. The former Tottenham Hotspur youngster leaves Wood as he has a full-time teaching job at a school in Highgate.

Noto, 30, joined Wood from Chelmsford City in 2008 and made 215 appearances for the club, scoring 38 goals.

Wood boss Allinson said: "Losing Mario was one of the toughest things I've had to deal with in my 25 years as a manager.

"Mario is one of the nicest people you could ever wish to meet, nothing was ever a problem and he was always there for me and was a person you could go to war with.

"He has been a very big part of my life since he walked into this football club eight years ago, we have had two great promotions from the Ryman Premier League and the Conference South and he adjusted his career from a playing perspective to become a fantastic A Licence coach.

"I fully understand his reasons for not being able to do the day time training and it was not correct for him and his family at this time.

"I would like to thank him for all of his hard work and commitment over the past eight years and wish him all the very best for the future. He will be a great signing for the next club he decides to join whether that is as a player, as a coach or both."

Other changes to the coaching set up are expected in the near future.