Nick Davis snubs Sittingbourne to join rivals

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Joint Sittingbourne boss Danny Ward says he is not concerned at missing out on transfer targets after defender Nick Davis joined rivals Faversham Town.

Ward had held talks with Davis, who played for him and his brother at Ramsgate, but called off any deal after the centre back said he wanted to talk to the Lilywhites, where he eventually signed this week.

The joint manager insisted he only wants players who are committed to the club.

“I want players who want to play for this club,” he said. “We held off from signing him because he wanted to speak to his manager at work, and then he said he wanted to go and speak to Faversham, so as far as I was concerned that was it for me.

“I don’t want to offer the extra £5 or £10 for players to come here.”

He was expecting last season’s stand-in manager Joe Dowley to return to the line up this year, but now understands the Brickies’ stalwart may be set to turn out for Kent Premier League side Canterbury City next season.

He said: “Maybe it’s for the best, but that’s down to him. There will always be players you miss out on, that’s the way it goes.

“If players want to sign for an extra £10, £5 then go and enjoy yourself, the extra money doesn’t make a difference when they are out on the pitch, it’s down to the style of play.

“I have got plenty of players to speak to. We have nine signed on the dotted line, and we have four more people to speak to this week.”

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