Turks ready for a ti­tle tilt

CAM­BER­LEY TN

Aldershot News & Mail - - FOOTBALL -

DE­TER­MINED Dan Turk­ing­ton in­sists is un­der no pres­sure to de­liver ti­tle suc­cess for am­bi­tious Cam­ber­ley Town this sea­son.

The Krooner Park side racked up a 90-point haul to fin­ish sec­ond in the CCL Pre­mier last sea­son, break­ing a num­ber of club records along the way.

But now the Town boss has firmly set his sights on fin­ish­ing the job and help­ing the club ful­fil its dream of mak­ing a re­turn to Step 4.

“The tar­get has to fin­ish higher than last year and there’s only one place higher than sec­ond,” Turk­ing­ton said. “That said, we are un­der no il­lu­sions that it will be very dif­fi­cult. It’ll be a tougher league this year with the three teams com­ing down look­ing strong and with an in­flux of money at other clubs.

“I’ve not gone mad in the trans­fer mar­ket this summer be­cause I’m happy with the squad I’ve got and the young­sters we’ve got com­ing through. I’m in the hunt for a striker, that should be the miss­ing piece of the jig­saw.

“We’ve got to push on, we can’t be brides­maids again. There is no pres­sure on me from up­stairs to de­liver but I know Cam­ber­ley Town want pro­mo­tion this year and I’ll do ev­ery­thing in my power to get it right.”

Turk­ing­ton, how­ever, was opted not to spend big to land ti­tle suc­cess – in­stead putting his faith in a num­ber of the club’s tal­ented young­sters, who have reached the first round proper of the FA Youth Cup two years run­ning.

The boss has landed his main tar­get for the summer, big striker Matt Bun­yan from Farn­ham Town, although he has lost top scorer Brad Smith, who has re­turned to Bad­shot Lea, Frim­ley Green­bound mid­fielder Dale Webb and winger Nduka Aza­gba, who has moved to divi­sion one side Staines Lam­mas.

“We don’t need to rein­vent the wheel,” added Turk­ing­ton, whose side open their ac­count at newly-pro­moted Knaphill on Satur­day. “No dras­tic im­prove­ments are needed so there’s no point spend­ing vast amounts of money.

“I’ve got faith in the play­ers we have kept from last year and I’m look­ing for­ward to see­ing a num­ber of young­sters make their mark this sea­son.”

Eyes on the prize: Dan Turk­ing­ton has set his sights on the CCL Pre­mier ti­tle

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