Margate boss Mark Stimson says it’s ‘man time’ for the club’s players as they look to end lengthy winless run
Mark Stimson thinks it’s now “man time” for Margate as they desperately look to turn their miserable form around.
A 2-1 Isthmian Premier derby defeat at second-placed Chatham last weekend ensured struggling Gate’s agonising wait for a first win under manager Stimson continued.
Margate visit fellow strugglers Cheshunt tonight, looking to end a five-match losing run, and Stimson still wants to add more experienced faces despite bringing back midfielder Mo Kamara.
Defender Lewis Knight also made a timely return as a makeshift striker at Chatham.
Stimson said: “It was nice to see Knighty back. He’s another experienced player at the level, so he will be called upon.
“We need that. We need the bench, as well as the team, filled up with men.
“What we’re going into is man time.”
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Kamara shone for Gate in Medway, his arrival coinciding with the departure of left-back Archie Johnson while fellow midfielder Ryan Lowe has returned to Colchester after his 28-day youth loan.
“Young Ryan came in and did a job for us from Colchester,” explained Stimson, whose side host mid-table Canvey Island this Saturday.
“He did okay but, when Mo became available, there’s no comparison - there’s a man and there’s a boy. We need men.
“On Saturday, we brought on two substitutes (Fyn Rutherford and Vinnie Bowman), who have done brilliantly for the football club.
“But we need to bring on players with experience of playing at the level.”
Kamara also helped provide energy for Margate - something they have been lacking.
Stimson, who had to take Kamara off in stoppage time with cramp, said: “He’s come in and I knew what we could get from him. He showed pace, power and