Boss Widdrington pleads for patience

Borough fans are still waiting to hear about the future of striker Elliott Charles.
Borough fans are still waiting to hear about the future of striker Elliott Charles.

Eastbourne Borough boss Tommy Widdrington has called for patience from the fans as he pieces together his squad for the 2013-14 Blue Square South campaign.

Fans have voiced concerns in recent weeks due to budget cuts and the departure of defender Ben Adelsbury, midfielder Jamie Smith and goalkeeper Danny Potter. Widdrington’s right-hand man Alan Kimble has also changed roles at the club.

Fans are also eagerly awaiting to hear if last season’s top scorer Elliott Charles and leftback Sam Cole will remain at the club for next season.

Widdrington, however, insists feverish activity is taking place behind the scenes and he fully expects to add to his latest summer signing of Ian Simpemba and the re-signing of influential midfielder Simon Johnson.

Widdrington said, “While I understand the clamour for information by supporters, I must stress the amount of work and patience needed behind the scenes to eventually get to this type of outcome.

“This process is often drawn out for mostly unforeseen circumstances, and as such, periods of apparent inactivity with little news are actually times when many at the club are putting in long hours, and miles, working to secure signatures.

“As such I hope to have more positive news very soon so I hope fans will be patient and assured that we are all working towards the process of building the 2013-2014 squad.”