New Wings boss Danny Bloor says that work is already under way as he prepares for his first season in charge at Park View Road. 

The 53-year old was unveiled as Welling United’s new manager on Tuesday afternoon, and with the return to pre-season action just around the corner, he is looking forward to the challenge ahead as he builds his squad to take on the Vanarama National League South. 

“The work has started already,” explained Bloor. 

“It’s going to be busy, let’s not beat around the bush. But we need to be ready for that first league game on August 5th. 

“There will be new players coming in. There’s already been some good signings as well and I know those players particularly well.

“You want to win games of football. In the National League South, you have different challenges, different teams, different pitches, there’s full-time sides and sides on different budgets, so you have to judge every opponent as and when. 

“The thing I can emphasise is that players have to run, they have to work, they have to be proud to wear the shirt and that won’t be any different here at Welling United.”

A man in demand, Bloor’s switch to the Wings came swiftly after his departure from Eastbourne Borough, where he had excelled over the last three-and-a-half years.

And he is relishing his fresh start in new surroundings in DA16. 

“I’m absolutely delighted,” said Bloor. 

“After meeting the board last week, I’m delighted to be here and I’m already looking forward to that first pre-season friendly.

“It’s been exciting for me. One door closes, another one very much opens. I’m really looking forward to coming here, working with the guys and, hopefully, doing some good things on the pitch.”

Meanwhile, Bloor is particularly eager to forge a relationship with the Wings faithful, citing the supporters as a key part towards his journey with the club. 

“At my previous club we had crowds of 450 when I first took over. At the last game, there were 1,500,” he explained. 

“I want the people of Welling to come and get behind us. I can’t guarantee we’ll win every game, that’s a fact in football, but I can guarantee they will have a side that will work hard and give everything for the cause.

“It will be a side that is young and hungry and, hopefully, we can get some homegrown talent through as well.

“It’s an exciting time and it’s a time for some fun as well. We want to have a smile on our face. I’ll be engaging with the fans and it’s something that we’re all looking forward to.”

Meanwhile, early-bird season tickets for the 2023/24 campaign are now on sale with prices frozen until June 16th ahead of the new season as the club celebrates its 60th anniversary. 

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