Chris Kinnear plans to learn more about the players at Dover Athletic before entering the transfer market
By Alex Hoad
New Dover boss Chris Kinnear will run the rule over his new
squad before deciding whether to bring in reinforcements for a
Kinnear (pictured) – who left Margate to take over from the
sacked Nicky Forster at the weekend – admitted he "knew what was
going on" at Crabble this season but pledged to learn more about
the squad he’s inherited before going into the transfer market.
He said: "I knew they had started a bit slow but then gone on a
good run but have lost their last five. I’ll ask people what has
"I have watched a few Dover games this season. I watch a lot of
games and still know a lot of supporters. They’ve got some talented
players. The players are well looked after and how we get on is
going to be about those players, although we have to select the
"We are all in it together – the players, staff, supporters and
directors. We all need to be pulling in the same direction."
Dover fans have been frustrated by results at Crabble in the
past few seasons and Kinnear knows it is important to entertain the
He said: "We want the home fans to be proud of the team and to
bring their friends along. It’s important to perform in front of
your own fans because not everyone will travel away but you have to
be careful not to force games because you can get punished.
"Hopefully we can get it right and turn Crabble into a
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