Adi Aymes to make Hawks believe

Adi Aymes. Picture: Mick Young

Adi Aymes. Picture: Mick Young

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Managerless Hawks face a difficult trip to Bromley as they look to haul themselves out of the Blue Square Bet South drop zone.

And they have called on the services of former boss Shaun Gale to help them get in shape.

Stuart Ritchie and his assistant Barry Blankley were sacked following the 3-0 home defeat by Weston-super-Mare.

The pair only managed one win in 10 games following their summer arrival.

Fitness coach Adi Aymes and defender Sam Pearce take the reins at Bromley and will continue in a caretaker capacity until a new boss is appointed.

The club are believed to have a couple of targets in mind, with Terry Brown, Frank Gray and Liam Daish all linked with the post – although the latter has just signed a new deal with Ebbsfleet so is unlikely to return to the Hawks.

Meanwhile, Gale joined Aymes for training last night – to work on the side’s shape ahead of the Bromley clash.

Aymes found himself in temporary charge when the Hawks parted company with Gale towards the end of last season.

He teamed up with Steve Johnson for the final month of the campaign.

And Aymes, who is never one to shirk a challenge, is aiming to steady the ship this time around as well.

‘No-one likes to see people get the sack but the decision has been made and we have to get on with it,’ he said.

‘The important thing is to try and get the lads back on track.

‘We need to raise the morale and get the self-belief back into the squad.

‘It has been a difficult week but all I am interested in is looking forward and aiming to get three points.

‘The players did it for us at the end of last season – producing some manful performances.

‘At Truro last Easter they showed a lot of character and there is a backbone in this squad.

‘We have been resilient away from home this season and shown the ability to battle back and earn points.’

The Hawks have been boosted by the loan arrival of 18-year-old Jordan Roberts from Aldershot.

The left-sided midfielder, who has appeared five times for the Shots since his arrival from Peterborough United, comes straight into the squad.

Chris Arthur took a heavy knock at North Leigh on Saturday but the Hawks are at full strength.

Winger Christian Nanetti has been the subject of two bids from Blue Square Bet Premier side Macclesfield Town but, for the present time, he remains at the club.

‘Against Weston, if we had taken our chances early on then we would have come away with three points,’ said Aymes.

‘Now it is a case of getting our heads up and showing motivation for the cause.

‘We have a good bunch of players at the club and I am expecting them to go out all cylinders firing.’

HAWKS: Masters, Newton, Page, Harris, Woodford, Hinshelwood, Ryan, Dawson, Hutchinson, Taggart, Bailey, Nanetti, Ramsey, Palmer, Moss, Kabba, Jones, Pearce

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