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New Rugby Town boss Adams wants a winning feeling

Craig Gibbons 25th May, 2018

NEW Rugby Town manager Carl Adams is looking forward to the challenges ahead of him following his appointment to the Valley hot seat.

Adams left his previous post at Stratford Town to drop down two levels to the Midland league Premier Division to take charge at Butlin Road and he explained the reasons for the switch across the county.

“I just felt that I was going stale at Stratford,” he said.

“The first three years were a whirlwind experience and we achieved a lot of success.

“Whilst we have been holding our own in the Southern League Premier for the past couple of seasons with 14th and 15th placed finishes, I want to win things and I decided it was time for a fresh challenge.”

On the attraction of managing Rugby, he added: “I have kept my eye on the club for a while as it’s a good club with a great infrastructure and I have always thought that I would like to get hold of it one day and try and restore it to its former glories.”

The 45 year-old experienced non-league campaigner has already set about the task of assembling his 2018/19 squad.

“I’m looking to get agreements to join from four or five quality players as soon as I can, and hopefully from there it will be a domino effect with others following them when they see what are trying to put together and achieve here,” said Adams.

“I’ve got a number of lads coming to see the ground and the set-u, so that should kick things off.

“I’m fairly confident I can get certain players I have had in the past to follow me over to here, but I also know that everything won’t be completed overnight and in some cases we may have to wait until after the first few weeks of the season to get the final pieces of the jigsaw together.”

Having won Town’s equivalent division title with Stratford in 2013 on the back of further silverware at his club previous to that Coleshill, Adams clearly has a winner’s mentality.

“I have not come here to finish mid-table in this division and promotion is definitely our aim for next season,” he said.

“If we can keep ourselves in contention come Christmas then we should have everything in place by then to give it a real go.

“I’ve built successful sides from similar situations twice before and the club has given the opportunity and the resources to achieve it for a third time now.”

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