BUCKLE: I LEARN FROM MY MIS­TAKES

The Football League Paper - - CHAMPIONSHIP - By Jamie Holt

CHEL­TENHAM take on Non­League Dover in the FA Cup sec­ond round to­day and new boss Paul Buckle says he is em­brac­ing his lat­est man­age­rial chal­lenge after learn­ing from mis­takes made at pre­vi­ous jobs.

The 43-year-old spent the last year in the United States be­fore re­plac­ing Mark Yates on a 12-month rolling con­tract last week.

“I’ve learnt from all of the clubs I’ve man­aged and made lots of mis­takes,” said Buckle, who has also had spells in charge of Lu­ton, Torquay and Bris­tol Rovers.

“I’ll con­tinue to make mis­takes but I’ve got more ex­pe­ri­ence now. It’s my job to find what’s good and what’s not so good here, and try to make it bet­ter.

“I want the play­ers and staff to be am­bi­tious. I think that’s when you get a re­ally healthy club, when no one is com­fort­able and just pick­ing up their money.”

New chair­man Paul Baker says to­day’s tie will de­ter­mine how much Buckle has to spend in Jan­uary.

The win­ner gets £27,000 with the op­por­tu­nity to draw a big team in the third round.

Baker said: “If we get into the third round and make £100,000 or more some of that can be used to­wards the play­ing bud­get in Jan­uary.”

CHAL­LENGE: Paul Buckle

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