Luchford relishing Horsham ‘challenge’

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NEW Hornets manager Justin Luchford has declared he will play ‘sensible’ football at Horsham.

Luchford, 34, was appointed to the Gorings Mead hot seat last night, and plans to meet the current squad in the early part of next week to establish who will stay and who will go ahead of next season.

The former Faversham Town boss, who last season secured the Kent League and Kent Senior Trophy double, accepts the coming years will be a challenge as Horsham play with a restricted budget.

He commented: “Horsham is a big club, there is no doubt about that.

“What attracted me was the ambition of where they want to be in a few years time and also the challenge that awaits. It will be a big one.

“We have got to see what happens in the next month or so and we know it will be a very difficult time, but it’s a challenge.”

Luchford, who left Faversham in March after he was ‘pretty much forced to leave’ will meet players for the first time on Tuesday two establish who is ‘on board’. “We have got to build a team firstly,” he said. “Nothing will come as a shock to the players.”

And the boss happily admits he will play whatever style of football is called for at any given time. “I have a model which I use,” he added. “It has been successful to date and I will carry on with that. “We will play as much football as we can but we will play sensible football. I am not going to say we will play like Barcelona, but we will play in the right areas.”