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Dover Athletic boss Chris Kinnear looks to push on in National League after Boreham Wood win

By Josh Fordham

Chris Kinnear is hoping the win over Dover’s bogey side will give them a platform to build on in games coming up.

The Whites had not won in their last five National League games before their 3-2 win at Boreham Wood on Saturday and it was the first time they had beaten their opponents away since 2010.

The win puts Kinnear’s side sixth in the league and seven points behind leaders Macclesfield.

Chris Kinnear Picture: Tony Flashman
Chris Kinnear Picture: Tony Flashman

He said: “We aren’t too carried away with this but it gives us a springboard to move on.

“We needed to win very soon after the few draws we’d had. In every game we’ve had an opportunity. Even in the Aldershot game.

“We’ve lost one game since November 25, which is just the nature of people of Dover and people tend to get a bit down when everything isn’t 100% and you aren’t winning 3-0 every game.

“Macclesfield lost 6-0, which was a bit of a shock, but shows you you’ve just got to hang on in there and don’t feel sorry for yourself and push on.”

Kinnear also said he was hoping Dover would be able to bring some more players in to bolster his team. Five members of his squad have started all 30 league games with two more featuring in 29.

He’s also hoping he could pick up some players as the transfer window in the football league closes.

Kinnear added: “We are a little bit lightweight in numbers at the moment to be honest. We’ve just got to use this to push on again.

“It’s down to the chairman and I’m sure he will try to help us get players in.

“We are always targeting players it’s not as easy is it. As a manager, a team, and coaching staff we want to get players in. It’s not always as easy.

“We usually do pick up a few at the end of the window because we can’t throw money at it like a lot of the sides. It’s easy to sign players but harder to sign ones to keep the momentum going.”

The transfer saga relating to James Alabi is still far from resolved with his move to Ebbsfleet United now off.

The 23-year-old on loan with Dover until the end of the season but his situation at the club is not clear after Kinnear said last week he did not turn up for training.

He said: “We just have to focus on who turns up for training.

“If he comes back I haven’t got a choice and if he doesn’t, good luck to him. He’s a nice lad and haven’t got a problem with him at all.”

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