They’re not coming here to pick up a brown envelope and shoot in their motors and go home, says K Sports boss Kris Browning
K SPORTS manager Kris Browning says he wants his side to earn their money this season.
The club finished in 12th place in their debut campaign in the Southern Counties East Football League Premier Division last season, having banked 49 points from their 38 league outings.
The artist formerly known as Aylesford Paper Mills kick-off their new campaign with a trip to Erith & Belvedere on Saturday 3 August.
Owen Jones’ side celebrated winning promotion after finishing runners-up to Welling Town by just a point last season and they also did a cup double by winning the London Senior Trophy and Hospital Charity Senior Cup.
“A lovely ground to go to first game of the season and we’ll look forward to that,” said Browning.
“We’ve got to improve on that (12th place finish). I’ve brought some decent players in and we’d like to push on from that, have a decent run in The FA Cup or a Cup and just see how we go.
“We’ll win some and we’ll lose some but we’ll go into every game and try to compete and get a result.
“We’re not there just to make the numbers up. Last year, along with Fisher (who finished in third-place) we were favourites for relegation and we had some good victories.
“As long as we’re competitive, the league will be tougher this year. Everyone can see that. I always like my side how I played the game, to be competitive. We’ll be competitive and hopefully get the ball down and play a bit and just hold our own and have a go at it.”
When asked about his budget this season, Browning who has now been at the club for 10 years, replied: “Budget? Christ yes. I didn’t have one last year. We plaid the lads but we looked after them in regards to expenses.
“We have had a new board take over, obviously with everything that’s been going on in the league, they’ve stumped up some money for me in regards to a budget so that will become a lot clearer in the next couple of weeks.
“When I get players in I can start negotiating. It’s the first time in 10 years at the club I’ve never had to negotiate any fee with a player but the players’ coming into this club will be coming here for the ambition for the club to push the club forward. They’re not coming here to pick up a brown envelope and shoot in their motors and go home.
“If they are going to get paid here and they are going to get money they’re going to come in the bar and we’ll be a proper club and everything else and they’re going to have an objective of doing well for the club and pushing the team as far as we can go.”
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