Bari boss Benroy has spring in his step

PUBLISHED: 13:30 09 August 2013

New London Bari manager Benroy Spring

New London Bari manager Benroy Spring


New manager ready for Essex Senior League action

New London Bari boss Benroy Spring says he “doesn’t care about other teams” ahead of his side’s new Essex Senior League campaign.

After helping form the club six years ago, Spring spent time away from Bari before returning to take the manager’s job this summer.

And now back at the Old Spotted Dog Ground he insists his focus is solely on his new team, who host Enfield tomorrow (Saturday).

“I don’t care about the other teams in the league. I don’t want to sound rude but my only focus is Bari,” he said.

“Every minute I spend thinking about another team could be a minute thinking about Bari.”

The Forest Gate club have enjoyed a solid pre-season which has given Spring an opportunity to cast an eye over his players.

But he has mixed feelings over the quality of his side heading into the new season.

“Am I happy with the squad? Yes and no. It’s making me use my coaching levels and qualifications which is good,” he said.

“But these days players aren’t really trained by managers. They just turn up to play and the managers don’t put the time in.

“It makes my job bloody hard as it leads to what I call “football dyslexia” amongst players and it’s very common.”

Returning to the club he helped form, Spring knows more than most what they need to do to succeed.

Spring wants Bari to generate more youth players coming through the squad and has adapted his season’s aims to accommodate it.

“All I want to do is stabilise the club. I think we need to bring in youth and finish in a reasonable position,” he said.

“If the players give it their all and end up bottom, I’ll still be proud of them, but if we start winning then I don’t want it to stop.”

With Spring at the helm Bari are sure to start the season full of bounce.

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