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Ramsgate midfielder Lee Prescott excited by new challenge after leaving Ashford United

Ramsgate midfielder Lee Prescott is hungry to start his 'new mission' following the switch from Ashford United earlier this month, writes Joe Harbert.

The 32-year-old, who played 38 games and netted four times for the Nuts & Bolts last season, admits the coastal outfit's approach on and off the field ensures they will improve hugely when football resumes.

Lee Prescott on the ball for Ashford United last season Picture: Paul Amos
Lee Prescott on the ball for Ashford United last season Picture: Paul Amos

"I felt like I had a good season last year, and now I'm looking ahead to doing something similar with Ramsgate, because I'm really happy with all the promising signs I've seen so far," the former Hornchurch man said.

"I'm excited about this new chapter and I'm going there with a real positive mindset - I know Matt Longhurst and a few of the boys and they play a good style of football, which I bought into straight away.

"With the players that the manager has also brought in and what I've already noticed after one training session, I like what I'm seeing.

"The squad is a good, young side and the philosophy of football is what I enjoy playing in, so if everyone can stay fit and we can get ticking, we can get into the play-offs without a shadow of a doubt.

"If I thought we were aiming for or will finish 18th this season, I wouldn't have joined for any amount of money because I'm a winner, and that's why I truly believe we'll do well this season."

He continued: "Under Tommy at Ashford I was playing further forward at the start of the year, but then playing in other roles later on, and I think Matt has got me down as holding more, but of course I can push on if need be and rotate.

"It was obviously frustrating how everything finished last year, and that's why I need a good pre-season where I can't wait to get back into the swing of things and start this new mission."

Prescott has been one of a number of players to commit their future at the Southwood Stadium this summer.

The Rams already announced 14 of last season's squad were staying at the club back in April, including top scorer Kane Rowland.

They have since added the likes of defender Ryan Johnson and Abdul Salami from from Maidstone and Brentwood respectively, as well as 17-year-old youngster George Nikaj from Dover Athletic last week.

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