Scott Lindsey hasn’t had too much rest during the extended close season and has instead been busy shaping his Chatham Town squad for a promotion push in the fast approaching Premier Division campaign.
Chatham surprised many by being able to lure both Andy Pugh and Ryan Hayes to the Bauvill Stadium, with the impressive pair used to playing their football far higher up the pyramid.
Speaking to Mike Green of ‘Kent Sports News’ Lindsey admitted, “They will probably be seen as two big signings and rightly so as they’re two really good players who I’m delighted to get both of them into the building.”
“They’re good players with experience of playing at higher levels all their respective careers, and I’m really delighted to have them both on board – they’re both very good professionals which you can see in the way that they train and the way that they hold themselves around the building.”
One player not returning to Maidstone Road is skipper and leading striker Paul Vines – his now ex manager paid him this tribute; “Vinesy was outstanding for me; as a person I have massive respect for Vinesy, as a player he did very well for me and was a big servant to the football club and will be remembered at Chatham Town forever I would think.”
“It was a difficult one for me that I felt we had to do for the club to move forward. It’s a side of management that I’m not very good at – releasing players – I don’t like it, but it’s something that I have to do as a manager however much I don’t like it!”
What Lindsey will like is that we are now just 5 weeks away from our first bit of competitive football and when the League does get under way the Chats will certainly be among the favourites for silverware.
For the full interview please visit Kent Sports News here
Main picture credit: Ash Loveridge