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Hythe Town boss Scott Porter ready to curb his language and avoid another touchline ban

Hythe Town manager Scott Porter
Hythe Town manager Scott Porter

Hythe Town boss Scott Porter knows he must mind his language in order to stay on the right side of the Ryman League's strict code of conduct.

Porter will be back in the dug-out at Reachfields on Saturday for the visit of Maidstone United – a third successive Kent derby – after completing a four-match touchline ban with the 3-2 defeat at Faversham on New Year’s Day.

He said: “Thank God it’s over because it has been so frustrating. I am a passionate person, who wants to scream and shout and put my points across to the players but what comes out of my mouth – that is the problem.

“I know I have got to try and stop it because it is costing me a lot of money and I don’t want to be sitting in the stands again.”

Porter’s ban followed his dismissal from the dug-out in the 1-1 draw against the Stones in early October, which proved the catalyst behind Hythe’s surge up the Division 1 South table, taking them from bottom to third in the space of the month.

He said: “It’s a big week for us and we fell at the first hurdle at Faversham.

“It’s a big game in front of a big crowd and we will be looking to turn Maidstone over and get our season back on track. They are up there to be shot at and that’s where we want to be.

“We won’t have a better chance to get out of this league than this season when everybody is beating each other.”

Porter blamed the defeat at Salters Lane on three individual mistakes.

Hythe are away to Thamesmead in the Kent Senior Cup on Tuesday.

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