Wilson desperate to start the New Year at Priory Lane with a bang

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Eastbourne Borough boss Garry Wilson admits everyone at the club is working over-time to improve their home form.

Many of Borough’s best performances this season have been on the road but Wilson is determined to give the home fans more to cheer in 2012.

The long-serving Borough boss and his side have received their fair share of criticism in 2011 and while he accepts some of it has been justified he issued a robust defence of his position after the Boxing Day draw at Dover.

“I just want to put this club back where it should be. We’ve had some setbacks but we are working hard behind the scenes to put it right, and I’m still upbeat.

“The supporters have not had a lot to shout about, but those who travelled today were magnificent and they saw us at our best – I’m really pleased for them.

“Our football this year has often been better away from home – that’s something we’re working to put right, and we are determined to do that when we get Dover back to Priory Lane on Monday.”

Dover, on Monday, will provide the perfect opportunity to show the home fans that Boro’ mean business for 2012.

Wilson’s men produced a determined display at the Crabble on Monday and could easily have nicked all three points from Nicky Forster’s side.

Simon Johnson impressed in the centre of midfield and Wilson will surely hoping for a similar performances from the youngster in the New Year.

Left back James Smith, who featured in some pre-season games for Boro, could continue in the side. The ex-Brighton player is on Christmas break from his American university and filled in for the injured Sam Cole.

Ross Treleaven continues his struggle to regain full-fitness while striker Ben Watson will hope to force his way back into the starting line-up after he featured as an unused substitute at Dover. Carl Rook, who was on target, and Gary Hart could resume their strike partnership.

RIGHT: Simon Johnson was man of the match at the Boxing Day fixture in Dover