Margate boss Mark Stimson on the support he’s getting from the club’s board during 19-game winless run and 2-1 Isthmian Premier derby defeat at Chatham Town
Manager Mark Stimson has praised the support he has received from relegation-threatened Margate’s board - as he targets further signings.
Gate remain winless under Stimson and haven’t tasted victory in all competitions since November 2, having suffered a fifth straight defeat as they lost 2-1 at second-placed Chatham on Saturday.
But Stimson, who has re-signed experienced midfielder Mo Kamara, insists he still has the support of the Hartsdown Park club’s hierarchy.
With his options relatively limited on his substitutes’ bench at Chatham in terms of senior players, the Margate manager hopes to bolster his ranks further ahead of a massive trip to fellow strugglers Cheshunt on Tuesday.
With skipper Sam Blackman (calf) still sidelined, he stated: “The board has been great.
“They - like me and all the supporters - are really frustrated. They can’t get their heads around how we haven’t got it (an overdue win). But we haven’t.
“They’re just saying to me that they’re backing me and helped me get Mo this week. I’ll probably talk to them this morning and ask if there’s any more funds for a couple more players. I think we need it because our strength-in-depth isn’t that good.
Report: Chatham 2-1 Margate
“If Sam’s going to be missing for a couple more weeks, this month is a massive month, starting from Tuesday.
“With the teams that we are playing, we need to be strong from the start and even stronger with the players that we’re bringing off the bench.”
Stimson was pleased to see his fourth-bottom side remain in the contest with their high-flying hosts in front of a huge crowd of 1,897 - only to leave empty-handed again.
He reflected: “It’s frustrating.
“I felt we held our own against a good side, who are second in the league.