Carter starts on Tangerine revolution
New Diss Town manager Richard Carter wasted no time in sparking his Tangerine revolution ahead of today's Premier Division trip to Ipswich Wanderers.
New Diss Town manager Richard Carter wasted no time in sparking his Tangerine revolution ahead of today's Premier Division trip to Ipswich Wanderers. The 28-year-old former Haverhill boss has drafted in ex-Grantham striker Tom Pell for his first match since replacing Robert Fleck.
"We need to bring in four or five very quickly," he said. "I want a bigger squad to help push up the players' performance levels. Perhaps in the past people knew they were playing week in, week out.
"You need that competition and I want a core of 16 or 17 - although it's not going to happen overnight. The lads have been creating chances; we just need a quality goalscorer and that is something I'm looking to remedy.
"We want a win at Ipswich, but even a point would get us up and running. I'm looking for at least five points from the next four or five matches."
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Carter is confident he can drag his new club out of the doldrums, adding: "I'm dying to get started. This is a great opportunity. We are the second biggest non-league club in Norfolk after King's Lynn. There is so much potential here and I'm looking forward to the chance to prove a few doubters wrong."
Carter has drafted in Diss stalwart Ricky Cornish as his assistant.
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"I knew Ricky from our time at Mildenhall," he said. "We compliment each other well because the management side is more my game and Ricky is a good coach. It helps he knows the players as well although I've seen them five times this season so I've got a fair idea of what they can and can't do."
Wroxham, allowed former Diss striker Coren Hardy to move to Mildenhall, bid to bounce back from their Leiston defeat at Lynn Reserves.
Dereham boss Robert Taylor is without injured trio Danny Self, Sam Willis and Jordan Blyth for Stanway's visit.
Highly-rated striker Danny Wright is back after serving a two-match ban to partner new recruit Paul Atkins, who has scored in successive games since joining from Norwich United.
The Planters host Needham Market while Wisbech boss Dick Creasey has injury doubts over skipper Steve Appleby and Darren Jimson for the trip to Newmarket. Andy Lodge is suspended.
Lowestoft visit Harwich while neighbours Kirkley try to continue their upward curve at home to Felixstowe.