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Players meeting goes to plan as Ward brothers start to rebuild at Sittingbourne.
IF there’s a rebuilding job to be done, then Jim Ward is confident he and his brother Danny are the men to do it.
The pair are looking to bring in as many as ten players at Sittingbourne where they took over last week in a bid to stabilise a side that hovered uncomfortably close to the relegation zone in the Ryman One South last season.
And that job has got off to a good start after a positive meeting with the already thread-bare squad he has inherited.
He has also wasted no time in bringing in his first signing with Simon Petitt providing a timely boost.
The midfielder joined the side, having previously played under Jim Ward at Ramsgate and Maidstone United earlier in his career.
The experienced 61-year-old Scot is confident Petitt won’t be the last one to come in.
“When I took over at Maidstone we had one player come back that year, and we went on to win the county league, it’s not a situation that’s new to me,” he said.
“The meeting was nothing but positive and we are now scouring the county to get another ten players in.
“The players were looking forward to it, they have been through a bad time.
“We are just looking to be better than last year, put the smile back on everybody’s faces.
“The committee deserve better after what they have been through the last couple of years.
“They finished third bottom of the table last season, it needs a shake-up, it’s not everybody’s fault.”
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