Manager Nicky Southall advises
“We have had a discussion this last week regarding back room reshuffle as now Jason Lillis will be my new assistant along with Bob Reardon and hopefully Richard Langley. Richard is thinking it through at present but I really hope that he stays with me and the club to drive the new professionalism motto or attitude – whatever you want to call it as next season. We have got to hit the ground running like no other season. As I look at the last year where we were playing catch up all season and found it really difficult to put those consistent performances which didn’t happen. Ultimately we ended up fighting for our own safety. We really need to come flying out of the blocks by being fitter, stronger, more passionate , professional and dedicated to move forward together as individuals and as a club.
Other news is that Bill Friend has left the club- I’d like to go on record to say thanks to Bill for all his efforts last season-Topman !!. Best wishes from me, the chairman and players- I’m sure we will see you around next season. Also looking at making the club a little more professional, I’m glad to say that Steve Allen ex first team physio from Gillingham FC under Hessy and me has agreed to work with us along with Donna Walker who worked at Lordswood under Jason. Steve is a fantastic addition to the 1st team and under 21squad as he is a expert in strength and conditioning and also injury prevention – Welcome Steve and Donna . This means that Ricky Sceats now has left the club, as he looks to get married this year and move to Dubai – thanks Ricky all the best from Nicky and club.