NEW Blues boss Adam Flint can’t wait to start work as he looks to move Blues up the Bostik League table.
The 36-year-old former Witham boss was appointed on Saturday and brings his assistant manager James Robinson with him from the Essex club, and he is clearly thrilled with his new job:
“I’m very excited about it” he said. “It all happened so quickly. I live in Chelmsford so I’ve watched what’s happened at Stortford over the years.
“I played there when I was younger and I was always impressed with the pitch and the set up. Without any disrespect to Witham, it’s a really big step up for me, the facilities are set-up is a different world and I couldn’t say no.
“My phone didn’t stop ringing on Saturday, I think I had to charge it three times. We’ll meet the players on Tuesday and look to drive the club forward.”
The new Blues’ boss is realistic about the upcoming season: “I think it’s a two-to –three year plan” he said. “It’s a big club, but it needs stability, we’ll keep the nucleus of the side if they come back and work hard.
“We brought a lot of youngsters through at Witham, I didn’t have the finances to approach other clubs’ players, so I stuck kids in and gave them a chance. A lot of managers talk about playing youngsters, but I actually did it.
“I’ve got a good idea of what we’ve got at the club, I’m hoping to bring some players in, but everyone will be given a chance if they want it.”
With Blues moving to the Bostik League Premier Division, Flint knows what to expect as they start life in a competition they last played in 14 year ago: “It’s a tough league, but if we can get to mid table next we’d have done well. But we’ll aim high and hope we can bring through the next Elliot Buchanan or Darren Foxley.
“it’s exciting and I can’t wait to get started.”