“We need to bring in the right kind of characters and that’s what we’re working on.” said new Lordswood Manager Darren Anslow in an interview with Kent Online Sport.
He said: “One thing I have learnt from my time at Whitstable is about the atmosphere at the club. I’m not going to just sign anyone, I want the right kind of changing room and that is going to be worth points.
“We need to bring in the right kind of characters and that’s what we’re working on.”
Anslow, who is an academy coach at Bromley Town Football Club, admits it’s tough to have dropped down a level but believes there is plenty to work with at Lordswood.
“It was a big decision,” he said. “There is a bit more professionalism, bigger crowds, and I want to be back there. It’s going to take time but hopefully we can build something here.
“Look at what Corinthian and Fisher did last season, we will look at what they did well but we will only be concerned about ourselves, nobody else.”
Putting a team together will now be his main job, with many of them departing following the exit of Richard Styles, who has taken over at Tunbridge Wells.
“I’m quite excited and it’s like a blank canvas for us,” said Anslow.
“I’ve been phoning players from last season’s squad, chatting to them and leaving messages. We will be bringing in players but it’s an open book, it’s whoever is best suited to the position, I’m not going to disregard anyone.”
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