Dover Athletic manager Chris Kinnear eager to guide club into Conference Premier for second time in career
Dover Athletic boss Chris
Kinnear insists his appetite for success is undiminished as the
Whites gear up for a crack at the Blue Square Bet South
Kinnear has also challenged
his players to seize the moment and help fire the club back into
the top-flight of non-league football for the first time in more
than a decade.
Having guided Dover into the
Conference 20 years ago, Kinnear (pictured) is relishing the chance
to repeat the feat and bring the good times back to
He said: "I’m no different
20-odd years ago to now. I want to win as much as ever, I’ve never
lost that. Fortunately, all the way through, I’ve been able to win
"If you’ve done it before,
you don’t tend to think about it so much but you still get the same
"The younger lads have got a
great opportunity to play in the play-offs and the older lads don’t
know how many more chances they’ll get at promotion. We might not
win it but we’ve got to give ourselves a chance."
Dover host Dorchester Town on
Saturday knowing a win will make them mathematically secure in the
top-five with two games to play.
Dean Rance is still
suspended, while Harry Ottoway is struggling after suffering a blow
to the knee at Havant & Waterlooville on Tuesday.
Barry Cogan needs an operation on his shoulder and will
not play again this season, while the club are still waiting to
hear how long Lloyd Harrington will be out for following his red
card during Saturday’s abandoned game at Havant.
Do you think Kinnear can guide Dover into the
Conference Premier? Have your say below.
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