New Sittingbourne manager Chris Lynch has wasted little time in making big changes to his squad, and has announced a collection of new signings.
Midfielder Billy Lewins became the first part of the Lynch jigsaw, arriving from Margate after spending much of the campaign warming the bench at Hythe Town- and he was quickly joined by defender Joshua Spencer, also from Hartsdown Park. Striker Liam Middleton, full back Manny N’dew were next in and they have been joined by Remell Davis from Ramsgate plus Jack Morrell and Roman Campbell from Gillingham FC. The final man in so far is Arban Muskaj who is a defender / midfielder from the Greece Second Division.
The new manager has been extremely open about his plans, and indeed has been engaging with Brickies supporters on social media. Last week he wrote:
We have had a busy week, lots to get up to speed on, from staff, wages, development, youth squads, new signings, ground improvements and of course, international clearance paperwork between FA’s for our latest exciting addition.
I just wanted to give you all a steer on events and what you can expect to see moving forwards.
Firstly, five new signings have been introduced into the fold up to today, with a further four arriving next week.
It is important to remember, not all of these players will feature in the starting XI over the next few games. Some of these signings are designed to enhance our squad depth and place competition, which was heavily depleted upon my arrival. The success of any squad relies upon competition for places at any level.
There is a blend of young, hungry and talented up and coming individuals and then the more experienced who will arrive after Monday.
These are exciting times for the club, and I am sure they will all be made to feel welcome and some maybe even loved by you in time, who knows.
My priority remains to put us into a position where we can compete against every team in this league. I believe these signings have added to the quality already existing within the squad, and will be a Major contributing factor until the end of the season.
The Lads will need time to settle in and support, don’t expect us to suddenly now go on and win every game from here out, but what you can expect is that every player who pulls on that shirt will be organised, know their role’s and responsibilities and of course be determined to work hard for each other.
Our DNA is built around hard work and determination which is epitomised by our club captain Chris Webber and the current squad.
I have inherited some fantastic players who were already here, each of them I firmly believe will progress in the game. My job is to manage them correctly, motivate them and set them up to succeed.
And we will succeed.
I look forward to My first game in charge this Saturday, away against a Ramsgate side which will test us, and VCD Athletic Tuesday.
Look forward to seeing you all over the next few weeks.
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