Lincoln United boss Dave Frecklington hopes Jason Field's move to higher-league side Stamford can inspire his players.
Field left the Evo-Stick League Divison One (South) side for the Premier Division outfit last month.
And Frecklington hopes that if players do leave the NTR Stadium it will be to play at a higher level, rather than for extra cash.
"Money is the root of all evil to me. As a player I always played at levels for the love of the game," said Frecklington.
"We've got some very talented players in our dressing room. They know we haven't got much money.
"It's not about the money. It's about coming here to Lincoln United and being given the opportunity to play at a very good football club.
"People are sometimes motivated by money. We're not at this club. It's about honesty and commitment.
"We give players a great environment where they can enjoy their football.
"We don't want players to go to teams in our league for more money.
"If they do leave, we want them to go to a higher league like Jason Field did when he went to Stamford.
"We have players who have a great work ethic. We then try to add some quality.
"If a player is then snapped up by another team, at least he can say, 'it started for me at Lincoln United'.
"We can't afford the best players in the league.
"What we can do is give everyone an opportunity to play in a squad who work tirelessly for each other and who wear the shirt with pride."
Frecklington's side head into Saturday's trip to Halesowen off the back of a superb 4-1 win over Belper Town in the league last weekend.
The victory saw the full debut of Lincoln City trainee Alex Simmons who scored two goals.
At 17 he is one of the youngest players in the squad. Stuart Reddington, 20 years senior to Simmons, smashed in the Whites' second goal.
To complete a memorable afternoon, new striker Bruno Holden made it 4-1 with his first goal for the club.
Halesowen (a), Saturday, December 7, 3pm