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Thompson: Fans helped to keep Dawson

4 months ago By Site Manager

Assistant manager Danny Thompson has revealed that it was Boro' fans who helped keep Aaron Dawson at Privett Park for 2017/18.

Often you will hear fans criticise a bad pass with cries of "I'm paying your wages". But next season, for some Gosport fans, that could literally be true after assistant manager Danny Thompson revealed that some Boro' fans have contributed to keeping Aaron Dawson at the club.

"We had a fans forum at the club a fortnight ago and the position of experienced contracted players like Aaron Dawson and Ben Harding came up," the assistant boss told Kevin Ricketts of The News.

"With our budget being slashed to £1,500 a week we explained it would be difficult to keep them.

"A few of the fans appreciated the efforts of Aaron at the club last season and said that they were willing to contribute towards his wages. That made bringing him back on board a viable proposition.

"Even though there were offers on the table from Truro City and Salisbury he is happy to come back to Privett Park. Though it wasn’t an easy season for any of us at the club strangely he still enjoyed it here."

Thompson admits manager Alex Pike will face a totally new challenge as he tries to build a team with limited resources.

"We have a new chairman Tony Stares and his aim is to get Borough back on an even keel,’ said Thompson.

"As a club we have had little choice but to cut our budget. The club has debts to pay off and we have to live within our means. That is the reality of life at the club as we look for greater stability.

"We can only spend the income we are generating and there are probably teams in the Wessex League with bigger budgets than ours. With the players we have managed to sign, however, I think we will hold our own next season."

Updated 08:08 - 13 Jun 2017 by Site Manager

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