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Scott Porter vows not to quit as manager of Ryman League Division 1 South Hythe Town

26 February 2014
by Steve Tervet

Scott Porter

Scott Porter

Scott Porter will not resign as manager of freefalling Hythe Town despite losing some of his best players as the result of budget cuts.

Hythe have lost 10 of their last 13 games and they’re without a home win since November.

Club captain Dave Cook and defender Pat Kingwell left to join Ashford last week, with Porter claiming Hythe could no longer compete with the Nuts & Bolts financially.

But he’s vowed to stay and keep the club in Ryman League Division 1 South.

Asked if he’d considered his position as manager, Porter said: "No, not at all. Hythe is a decent football club. I’ve been decent for them and they’ve been decent for me over the last five years.

"With the chairman before (Paul Markland), everything was running smoothly but now I’ve got to adapt on the playing side.

"The budget I’ve got has taken effect with who’s had to go and who I can’t bring in.

"It’s a real challenge but I’m young, enthusiastic and going to fight on. I won’t give up because this football club means a lot to me."

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