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On the players he has kept
There were a few rumours flying about in the summer, but we are very happy to have kept hold of a number of key players. Not least Siggy (Jean-Michel Sigere) our top scorer last season, who has signed a two-year contract. There was also speculation about Karl Beckford, Paul Kennet, Steve Robinson, Paul Wilkinson and Lee Farrell, and I’m happy to say they are all staying. We have a very strong squad this season, and it will be difficult to choose which XI to put out. One player who we didn’t keep hold of was Kirk Watts, who was extremely popular with the fans and in the dressing room. In the end all the commuting got too much for Kirk, who lives five minutes from Bromley’s ground. So he signed for them. We wish him the best of luck: I went to see him play last Saturday. It’s unbelievable, Bromley have got six former Lewes players.”

On the pending appeal against his ban from football
“I am currently launching an appeal against the 6-month ban I received from the FA for swearing. The ban was from all football, which would mean that I wouldn’t even be able to train the team. Of course I regret what I did and it won’t happen again, but I feel the sentence was very harsh – it’s the same as players get for drugs offences. I’m hoping that it will be turned into a touchline ban, which would mean I would have to watch the matches from the stands rather than the dug-out. If this is the case assistant manager Stuart Cash is more than capable of taking over my touchline duties.”


Pan handler: a linesman at the QPR game on Tuesday