Bowers Basildon Town crusade is already taking shape

MARCUS BOWERS has wasted little time in getting to work after taking the reins at ProKit UK Essex Olympian League Premier Division outfit, Basildon Town.

Bowers succeeded Gareth Cleverly at Gardiners Lane almost three weeks ago and has already identified key areas in which to build and improve ahead of the 2020/21 campaign.

“I’ve now made contact with a majority of the existing squad,” the Town boss told Yellow Sport.

“Most of them have told me that they are ticking over which is fantastic to hear. We are currently trying to sort out some one-to-one sessions which we hope to have finalised in the next couple of days.”

Bowers confirmed he would like to bolster the ranks, adding: “Bringing in some new faces is a definite.

I know a lot of the lads that were here last season. With a little more experience around them, I believe we can push on. Fresh blood also offers a bit of competition throughout the club which can only be good in the long run.”

The former Basildon United and Tilbury man is keen to get the squad assembled and together as soon as the pandemic subsides, adding: “It’s difficult at the moment what with all the uncertainty. However, once we can safely return we will arrange some friendly matches and step up the preparation the same as every other club.”

And Bowers insisted that he doesn’t simply what Town to make up the Premier Division numbers once football resumes: “I’ve always been successful with this club so winning the title is definitely my ambition,” he enthused.

“As I’ve always maintained that if I can attract the players I want – adding to the quality we already possess – then we will be challenging.”

Brian Jeeves

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