The Ryman Football League
Published 27th June 2012
Co-manager Ward is expecting up to forty players when Brickies start pre-season training.
Central defender Davis was set to be one of them but joined Faversham at the last minute.
Ward told the Messenger: "I’m not happy with Nick Davis. He told me he was signing for Sittingbourne, then he changed his mind at the last minute and went to Faversham.
"He played for me at Maidstone United and Ramsgate but I only want people who want to be here."
Ward has vowed to play exciting football in a bid to push up the league and get fans through the turnstiles.
But players can forget about the ‘beautiful game’ for the next couple of weeks.
Ward said: "There won’t be a ball in sight at our first three training sessions – it’s all about running and fitness.
"The phone hasn’t stopped ringing since me and co-manager Danny Ward took over. We’re looking at forty players if everyone turns up who says they’ll be there. I hope some of them stay away!
"Once the balls come out, we’ll be working on passing teams to death and being hard to beat. We want the fans to come back and the best way to do that is to win games.
"Nobody will come to Bourne Park and take the mickey out of us. If they don’t give us the respect we deserve, they’ll get beaten.
"We’re certainly not here to mess about. Sittingbourne are a big club and they shouldn’t be finishing third bottom of the league.
"We’ve fallen behind the other Kent clubs in terms of results, budget and supporters and it’s time to put that right. We brought success to Maidstone and Ramsgate quickly.
"It won’t be easy because we’re going in a bit blind and we haven’t got long to work out the quality of player we have. But we’ll be giving it everything to bring success to Sittingbourne."