I need to nail down the players I want to stay, says Ebbsfleet United boss Jamie Day

Tuesday 23rd December 2014
WELLING UNITED boss Jody Brown has confirmed his assistant manager at Park View Road will be Glen Little.

The 39-year-old has experience at all levels of the game from the Premier League to the Ryman League and brings plenty of quality to the backroom staff.

Brown told www.wellingunited.com : It’s great to have Glen on board as he is somebody with great experience at every level of the football pyramid, as well as being someone I trust whole-heartedly.”

Little spent eight years at Burnley and then four years at Reading in an impressive professional career of more than 400 matches, which also included an appearance against AC Milan for Portsmouth.

In terms of coaching, Little impressed during his time as part of the set-up with Wrexham reserves – a role he maintained alongside playing duties that included a first Wembley appearance when the Dragons lost to Newport County in an all-Wales play-off final.

He was part of a squad that reached both the FA Trophy and play-off final in the same season.

Little has most recently been at Heybridge Swifts and Grays Athletic, both under the stewardship of Brown.

The Wings have confirmed that goalkeeper Jamie Turner has left the club with immediate effect.

Turner was the subject of a seven-day approach by Vanarama Conference South Ebbsfleet United on Sunday evening.
After talks between the club and Turner on Monday, the necessary paperwork was completed at Park View Road to enable Turner to leave the club.

A club statement said: “The club would like to place on record their thanks to Jamie for helping as joint-caretaker manager in the past few weeks after previous manager Jamie Day decided to join Ebbsfleet.”

Jake Gallagher will take charge for tonight’s FA Trophy First Round Replay against Ebbsfleet with Loui Fazakerley again part of the management team as he was on Saturday in the 3-1 home win over Aldershot Town at Park View Road.

Jamie Day will use tonight’s game to size up his Ebbsfleet Untied squad as he shuffles his pack ahead of the busy Christman period.

He lost his first game in charge of The Fleet at the weekend, going down to a 1-0 home defeat to Weston-super-Mare.

Day told www.ebbsfleetunited.co.uk: “The team’s problem is and I’m guessing must have been the lack of goals, clearly.

“I thought we created enough chances in the opening 45 minutes to get those goals. The second half it died and we were too slow, our pace was slow.

“I need to nail down the players I want to stay and the ones that might not fit in to what we want to do and how we want to play.

“So it could be that everyone will play at Welling that didn’t get game time on Saturday because everyone’s got a couple of weeks to show me what they can do and it’s up to them to do so.

“We’ve got a busy schedule coming up but after that we’ll look to bring players in to add better quality to the squad.”

Welling have reduced admission to £10 adults, concessions are £6, 12-17-year-olds £5, and under 12s free with an adult. Seating is available for no extra charge and an eight-page programme will be reissued from the postponed game last week.

The winners of tonight’s game shall be at home to Forest Green Rovers – who are managed by Adrian Pennock – on 10 January 2015.

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Welling United  v  Ebbsfleet United
The FA Trophy First Round Replay
Tuesday 23rd December 2014
Kick Off 7:45pm
At Park View Road, Welling, Kent DA16 1SY