Threave have found themselves caught up in a transfer saga this week.
Gretna 2008 unveiled Danny Dunglinson as their new player at the weekend but the Castle Douglas side insist they still hold his registration.
And Meadow Park boss Keith Knox thinks no mention of transfers should be made until they are signed, sealed and delivered.
He said: There is no point talking until the transfer is completed there has been a misunderstanding from Gretnas side and (as of Tuesday) he is still a Threave player. The club are not happy about it.
A statement on the club website insisted that the player has not been released by Threave with chairman Colin Holden saying: We gave permission for Gretna to speak to Danny but that is as far as we have gone.
We are just disappointed about the way the matter has been made public and were surprised to read that he had been signed.
Until he is released by us and signed and registered by Gretna, he is a Threave player.
It has not been a great week all round for Knoxs men who had their League Cup semi-final with Heston Rovers called off 15 minutes before kick-off on Saturday.
Knox continued: We arrived at Maryfield and the pitch was pretty heavy. The ref had a look and then went and got changed to have a closer look but decided it should be called off on safety grounds which although disappointing was probably the right decision. It would have turned into a lottery if the game had been played.
The club also seemed to miss out on signing former star striker Andrew Donley who was available on loan from Annan Athletic with the player deciding to spend 28 days at St Cuthbert Wanderers.
We talked to Annan about Donley but he has decided to go to Saints, Knox said.
I spoke to Jim Chapman after he took over and asked about any potential loan players and Andrews name came up but next I heard he had signed for Saintsbut thats what happens in football.
Jamie Struthers and Shaun Milligan have been working really hard and scoring goals but its always nice to freshen up the squad which we are always looking to do.
This weekend they face East of Scotland League giants Spartans in the SFA Regional Cup with Keith Knox eagerly anticipating the tie, but only after the club were scheduled to face Fleet Star at home last night in a league fixture.
Knox added: We brought the Fleet game forward to Wednesday night from a week on Saturday so fingers crossed the weather will hold up.
Spartans is a big game we knew it was coming up and it will show us just how far we have to go to compete in any new league structure.
Well see whether we are well set up player-wise or whether we need to be strengthening and Im really looking forward to it.
They have some good players and we will have to be at our very best.