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Traynor Pledges Future to K`s

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Ryman League Premier Division `golden boot` winner Bobby Traynor has pledged his future to Kingstonian, despite their…

…failure to even make the play-offs.

The 27 year-old hot-shot, who signed a two-year contract last summer, claimed his third successive top scorer honour, thanks to his double against Margate in the last game of the season moving him on to twenty-three league goals.

That took him one goal ahead of Cray Wanderers’ Laurent Hamici and onto 135 goals in 207 K`s appearances – a statistic bound to attract interest from club’s in Blue Square Bet South or above, but Traynor does not see himself being anywhere else when pre-season training begins.

“I signed a two-year deal last summer so I am still under contract,” he said.

“Unless I hear otherwise from Alan Dowson I will be turning up for pre-season.

“I am very happy here, it is a great club to be at and the whole set up behind the scenes is fantastic.

“I only found out about the golden boot at the weekend and it is a great personal achievement but ultimately it has been a disappointing season not making the play-offs or getting promoted, that was the target.

“It is a nice achievement but is a bitter sweet and tinged with the disappointment of the league.

“The goals I have scored for K`s is a nice record to have and I just want to keep that going and see what milestones I can reach.”

Traynor also added his backing to manager Dowson, who took full responsibility for K`s failure but has also committed himself to staying next season.

“I always have been behind him and I always will be,” he said.

“He takes it very personally when we fail but the players are not passing the buck.

“We blame ourselves for the inconsistency, the management prepared us properly but for whatever reason when we crossed the line we didn’t perform as we should have.

“With a weeks rest since the Margate game I am just eager to get back for pre-season training and go again next year.”

Goalkeeper Rob Tolfrey has been voted players’ and supporters’ player of the season.


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