Both Boreham Wood and their star striker Morgan Ferrier have released corresponding statements within hours of each other that appear to have drawn a line under the saga involving the agent and intermediary purportedly representing the 23-year-old.

The Wood went public with Ferrier’s £35,000 release clause last week amid accusations that the player’s agent had been openly flaunting him to would-be suitors without the club’s knowledge.

Then the Meadow Park outfit gained national attention on social media after releasing a statement claiming wrongdoing on the part of Ferrier’s representatives, urging the FA to clamp down on unscrupulous agent activity under the hashtag ‘Football Must Win’.

However the situation seems to have simmered after both Ferrier and the club held clear the air talks to ascertain his side of the story, culminating in the forward retracting his ‘breach of contract’ allegation that had been lodged against his employers.

The Boreham Wood statement read: “The club would like to point out that Morgan has now withdrawn his ‘breach of contract’ allegation and he has unconditionally apologised to everyone concerned as it had absolutely no legal or moral basis or foundation.

“Morgan has now sensibly separated himself from both Elite Management and their intermediary Dominic Yarwood with immediate effect. As such, we all now have a basis to move forward and put the last 10 days firmly behind us.”

They added: “As a club, we already have the financial security, infrastructure, and support structure in place to enable Morgan’s hopes and ambitions to be realised with us going forward. But, if the right move does come along for both the player and club, then we will not stand in his way.”

Ferrier also apologised unreservedly and accepted his actions had been those of a naïve 23-year-old still finding his way in the game.

“My intentions were never to cause any disrespect to the club or anyone associated with the club. Myself and Boreham Wood have always had a fantastic relationship, hence why I came back halfway through last season,” Ferrier said.

“Football is a short career and I of course want to reach the highest level possible, which I hope to do with Boreham Wood’s blessing, whenever the opportunity may arise.

“I have always held the Chairman and Luke Garrard in the highest regard and their ambitions match mine, in regards to where we want to get the club and where we see the club playing.

“I hope everyone associated with the club will accept my apology, because I know I have taken poor advice and I know I have acted naively, but please take into account I’m just 23-years-old and still learning.”

Putting the events of the last 10 days behind them, Boreham Wood will be determined to ensure the lingering effects of such an unwelcome distraction will not prove detrimental in the long run.

Both parties will hope that, with his future resolved for the time being at least, Ferrier will get back to doing what he does best: scoring goals.