The boss looks ahead to a crucial month...
Darren Sarll has stated that the plan in January is to strengthen without compromise.
Both Rowan Liburd and Blair Turgott have left the club in the past week but Sarll says he hopes to keep the clubs most valuable players.
“It is going to be an important month like it is for most, especially now because the windows are so few and far between.
“Our intention is for our best players to stay. We are in League Two and of course there is a price more accessible to more organisations because we are in League Two.
“The Chairman will have his finger on that button the whole time and he will do what is best, as he always has done, for the football club.
“If there is something that improves the club finically, then he will push the button of course, which businessman wouldn’t?
“But it has to press the right button. We know that we have got some fabulous young players here that are well-courted, touted and talked about for their performances.
“We obviously have to work to a budget and the chairman is renowned for running such a professional financial organised ship.”
Rather than outgoings, more pressingly is the desire to strengthen the squad and Sarll says he “absolutely” expects to bring players in.
“We have to work within our boundaries but if there is someone out there that can improve us, the Chairman does support his managers and he does support the First Team.
"We will do our best to go out there and acquire a player that can do that for us.
“We will likely have to wait until the backend of January before we get any of our work done, like we did with Jack on deadline day last year.
“You can make some acquisitions in January where it can give you that little bit of impetuous. They have been together now for 6 months and a new character can just freshen it up.
“That can sometimes give you a jolt. I always felt that last year when we signed Jack King in August, he gave us a jolt and when he came back in January, he livened us up again.
“That little addition of character personality, in Jack’s case – leadership, substance and experience – it is vitally important to keep things nice and vibrant around the place, so January is really important."