Another step forward for Poppies admits Thomas

The Poppies celebrate after taking the lead against Chertsey at Latimer Park
The Poppies celebrate after taking the lead against Chertsey at Latimer Park
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Kettering Town manager Dean Thomas says that his side are definitely on an upward curve.

The Poppies got the better of Chertsey Town 2-0 at Latimer Park yesterday in Calor Gas Division One Central to claim their third league win in four outings and Thomas was content with what his charges produced.

He said: “It was a good win and we controlled the game from start to finish.

“We scored in the first minute and could’ve easily scored a few more but they didn’t put us under too much pressure which was pleasing to see and we deserved the points.”

Thomas gave a debut to James Jepson in Saturday’s encounter - “I thought he did really well” - and has also signed Tom Hull from Barton Rovers.

And with the financial issues a thing of the past, he admitted that there could well be more new faces arriving soon.

He added: “We’re definitely looking to keep bringing people in.

“Tom (Hull) is the kind of player that we need and it should be a lot easier now that there aren’t the doubts about the clubls future which was putting some players off.”

The Poppies’ next league opposition are Chalfont St Peter on Saturday but they will travel to UCL outfit Market Harborough on Tuesday night for a friendly in which Thomas will run the rule over more possible recruits.

“It’s a good chance to loom at a few more players and a bit different from a training session,” he said.

“We’re moving forward slowly, it’s going to take some time to get to where we want to be, but I certainly think that we’re improving.”