New Boss Kelvin Is Ready For His TNT Sports Screen Test

Kelvin Davies says his first Eastleigh game couldn’t have gone any better - but knows things are about to turn tough.

Talk about an instant impact. After just a day in the job, the former Southampton and Wimbledon player guided his team to a first win in 11 with a thumping 5-2 victory at Oxford City.

He was announced as Richard Hill’s replacement on Monday morning and the romp cast aside fears the Spitfires may be sucked into trouble.

It’s second place Bromley next in the live TNT Sports game on Saturday lunchtime - and a rare dugout battle between two former goalkeepers.

It was almost the perfect week for Andy Woodman’s team after they deflated Chesterfield but Dagenham’s late show at Hayes Lane left plenty for the Ravens‘ manager to ponder.

Davies, however, was a happy man on Tuesday and after just one training session, he was impressed by what he watched.

“I feel like I’ve been here longer than a day,” he said. “It’s pleasing. We wanted the team to be more together and more connected.

“It was great for the fans, you want to put some smiles on their faces and I was very pleased for them. It was great to give the supporters a win, I’m really happy for the club and the players.

“We’re asking for more, they want to give more and there was plenty of effort. It was a very pleasing night.

“We wanted them to come out and be quite hot, when you score as early as we did it builds your momentum, we’re getting closer to our goal.

“The players have been open to new ideas. We’ve been speaking a lot, we’ve given them a lot of information.

“It can only help confidence, the goalscoring was shared around and there was a feeling of everyone contributing.”

The live TNT Sports coverage from the Silverlake Stadium gets under way at 12pm on Saturday


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