Matt previews Ramsgate and Dan Pearse signs

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From Matt:

After a difficult day to take last week against Ashford, losing in a game we dominated largely, we played Dover in a friendly on Tuesday and first half, I have to applaud the players.

We are working on some patterns in our play and it will take time to get this right with this new team we have put together. It’s a talented squad but it’s just gelling it together now that we need to do.  The attitude of players is great and they are excellent to work with and have bought into the process. If you look at Cray and Hastings, they have coached their teams really well with a similar group for a period of time and it shows. We now have the players we want and it’s just a case of time together now.

Ramsgate away is one of the toughest fixtures of the season, they work really hard as a group and make life very difficult and have some real quality in their group with the likes of Harry Stannard so it will be a tough afternoon.

In addition to adding Greg Cundle from the league above, who we are hoping will be fit for the weekend, we have also added former Burgess Hill captain and Dorking player Dan Pearse. Dan lives in East Grinstead and is a competitive midfield player who again fits the mould we want here and is yet another exciting signing for us and I am really looking forward to working with him.

It would be great to see as many of you as possible supporting the lads tomorrow.

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