Turks ready for a title tilt
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