Repairing ceiling drywall
I have a hole in the ceiling, 3"x4" that I need to repair. I have a piece ready to go in, but am having difficulty devising a way to attach it. I tried to screw in a back board strip, but I can't hold the backboard tight enough to allow the drywall screw to go in. I'm looking for solutions or work-arounds.
Would a softer wood for the backboard work better? Or a thinner piece of wood? Or thinner screws?
I thought about applying glue to the backboard to hold it in place so that I could predrill the hole for the drywall screw.
Any ideas, besides calling in someone stronger than I am?