With Tommy Widdrington’s position as the Eastbourne Borough manager confirmed for the next two years, he is now eager to get a similar commitment from his key players.
Widdrington signed off on a new deal on Christmas Day that will see him remain in charge until the end of the 2015-16 season.
During his first two-years at the club Widdrington has overseen the transition of an ageing squad.
Young players, many of whom were previously unknown to the Priory Lane fans, were drafted in to replace established favourites.
This season many have began to make their mark. Local lads Simon Johnson, Darren Lok and Matt Aldred have all been influential figures.
Meanwhile players brought in by Widdrington, such as Craig Ross, Ian Simpemba, Lewis Tallack, Adam Watts, Frankie Raymond, and Chris Shephard have all grown into their roles and have become the new favourites on the terraces.
Widdrington admits his Borough project is still very much a work in progress but he is keen to continue the development of his squad and hopes the core of his team will join him for the next two-years.
The Borough boss said, “I am now looking to work over the longer term to get the squad and the individuals within it to fulfil their potential.
“I will now, with my commitment signed sealed and public, be looking to get a commitment from the individuals within this group to allow us to move forward and develop together. Some of these conversations have already started.”