“We had to get some reward”

Garry Hill was satisfied with the point his side carved out against Notts County but admitted to mixed feelings with the possibility of a win tantalisingly close in the final minutes of Saturday’s game. “As much as I wanted to win here today, the number one thing was making sure we had some reward for…

Fleet boss confident results will turn round

Garry Hill saw his side take the lead for the first time this season before succumbing late on to the league leaders but he remains upbeat that his players are capable of climbing the table. “The league table doesn’t tell lies but we’re not a bottom-of-the-table team,” he said. “And as soon as we get…

“There’s no Wednesday off here”

Garry Hill will have his players back in training on Wednesday morning as he remains determined to iron out his squad’s problems and get Fleet’s season firing. The Ebbsfleet boss watched his side’s good start fall by the wayside after the first goal and he says there’s no room in Fleet’s battle for days off….

That was like our first game of the season

After a sending-off in Game One and a threadbare, out-of-position side in Game Two, Garry Hill almost felt like Fleet got their campaign under way today in terms of performance. “It’s a silly thing to say but it was like our first game of the season,” he told BBC Radio’s Paul Francis. “We had a…

Garry Hill talks patience and pressure

Garry Hill may still be waiting for his first points of the season after Fleet fell to Bromley at Hayes Lane on Tuesday night but it’s not a situation that is going to faze the manager. “We are short on bodies,” he told BBC Radio Kent’s Charles Webster. “You see our bench tonight, we are…

Hill happy with squad balance ahead of season

Garry Hill isn’t quite done, perhaps, with his squad building but he goes into the big kick-off on Saturday satisfied with his work to date. The manager will be adding another Academy graduate to his squad later this morning and is keeping tabs on another couple of players that he has, for reasons beyond his…

Encouraging but more to do, says boss

Garry Hill was pleased to see his side continue their unbeaten pre-season streak and cap it with a win over an accomplished Charlton Athletic – but he knows his squad isn’t the finished article. “There’s no secret about it, we’ve got three or four more to come in,” he told BBC Radio Kent’s Charles Webster….

Fleet boss happy to play a waiting game

Garry Hill doesn’t need anybody counting his squad numbers for him as he prepares for the first pre-season friendly of the summer. Plenty of observers have been keen to helpfully tot up the running totals but the man in control of the process is losing no sleep. “We’ve got 10 now and – obviously –…

Fleet boss asked his players to “win the second-half”

Words may have been uttered at half-time but there were no teacups flying according to Garry Hill, as he said his first objective after coming in 3-0 down was to calm the changing room. “There was frustration at half time,” Hill told BBC Radio Kent’s Charles Webster. “They are shell shocked, emotions are running high…

We did ourselves no favours – Hill

Garry Hill didn’t mince words as he watched Fleet fall to a disappointing defeat to Dagenham & Redbridge, the visitors confirming their survival in the National League in the process. “We’ve not done ourselves justice today by our standards,” Hill told BBC Radio Kent’s Matt Cole. “If you looked at a team out on the…