The ambition is refreshing and exciting and I’m not just a manager that will live with the name tag. I’m ambitious and I want to win trophies and progress and I feel I have that platform to do just that, says Ramsgate boss Nick Davis
RAMSGATE manager Nick Davis says he wants to win trophies at Southwood Stadium next season.
The Rams are in eleventh-place in the Bostik South East Division table with 27 points from 22 games after coming away from Lancing with a 1-0 defeat to Horsham.
The Hornets claimed the three points courtesy of Rob O’Toole’s winner with 14 minutes remaining. Both sides had a man sent off at the death, with Ramsgate left-back Rob Saunders receiving his marching orders.
“It’s been a good month for us. Before last Saturday’s game, taking 10 from 12 points and we always knew the game away to Horsham would be a difficult one,” said Davis.
“To be disappointed to have lost and for there to be very little between the teams is a credit to where we are at the moment.”
Davis has been given instructions from chief executive officer Paul Bowden-Brown to finish as high up the table as possible this season before mounting a serious bid for promotion next season.
Davis said: “We need to keep pushing on, improving and finish the season as best we can and as high as we can. All with one eye on really pushing on next year and competing for promotion, which is the ultimate aim.”
Ramsgate welcome basement side Greenwich Borough to Southwood Stadium on Saturday, before travelling to Herne Bay next Tuesday, 5 February.
Steve O’Boyle and Steve Sallis jointly took charge of Greenwich Borough and their first game in charge was a goal-less home draw with Whitstable Town last weekend.
The Borough are bottom with 17 points from 22 games, while Herne Bay are three places and three points better off.
“We have two tough games awaiting us in Greenwich Borough and Herne Bay and we will be looking for a reaction and hopefully go on another run,” added Davis.
“Steve Sallis rang me today and we had a chat. I’ve known him for years and with him and Boyley they will only get stronger and better organised so I’d rather play them sooner rather than later, that’s for sure!
“We have a couple of players missing on Saturday for various reasons but one being Jacob Mensah, who we have been approached by Brighton & Hove Albion to go on trial for the foreseeable future.
“It’s a blow for me personally but what an opportunity and we all wish him the best of luck.
“I have signed my old player Gil Carvalho, who served me very well and is a type of players who buys in to my philosophy, plus there might be another one of my old players that served me so well joining before the game on Saturday.”
Looking further ahead, Davis added: “I’m taking back actually from what I’ve experienced so far here at Ramsgate. The ambition is refreshing and exciting and I’m not just a manager that will live with the name tag. I’m ambitious and I want to win trophies and progress and I feel I have that platform to do just that.”
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Ramsgate v Greenwich Borough
Bostik South East Division
Saturday 2 February 2019
Kick Off 3:00pm
at Southwood Stadium, Prices Avenue, Ramsgate, Kent CT11 0AN