Top spot the only target on the mind of new Godmanchester Rovers manager Adie Cambridge

New Godmanchester Rovers manager Adie Cambridge. Picture: HELEN DRAKE

New Godmanchester Rovers manager Adie Cambridge. Picture: HELEN DRAKE - Credit: Archant

New boss Adie Cambridge hopes to be the man to turn Godmanchester Rovers’ promotion dream into reality.

Cambridge has been handed the reins at the David Wilson Homes Ground following the recent departure of previous manager Matt Clements.

And the 41 year-old, who enjoyed a distinguished non-league playing career before having a successful managerial baptism at Royston Town Reserves in the last two seasons, insists he only has one target in mind.

That is leading Rovers to the top of the Thurlow Nunn League Premier Division after back-to-back runners-up finishes under Neville Nania in 2014/15 and Clements last term.

Cambridge said: “The club have finished in second place in the last two seasons so there can only be one target for next season - winning the title.

“I might be setting myself up for a fall by saying that, but I’m an incredibly ambitious person and I know I’ve joined an equally ambitious club.

“I’ll certainly do my best to make it happen and my job is to put together a squad capable of winning the league.

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“That will take a lot of hard work, a great team spirit and plenty of quality on the pitch.

“I believe the club already has those things and I’ll also be looking to make some good additions as well.”

Rovers have seen left-back Jonny Hall join higher-level St Neots Town while high-scoring striker Luke Brown has taken up a scholarship in America.

But Cambridge is keen to retain as many of the club’s existing players as possible and made them aware of his plans in a face-to-face meeting last Friday.

Cambridge added: “I know a fair few of the lads already so I’m well aware of the quality in the dressing room.

“I let them know what I’m all about and what I expect from them going forward.

“The lads are attracting a lot of interest from other clubs. Eight or nine of them had missed calls from other managers while we were together last Friday.

“But hopefully we can keep them together as nothing really needs to change at this club. I will just aim to provide that different voice that can earn a few extra points and make sure we are top of the table this time around.”

Cambridge is still considering whether to register as a player or focus fully on management, but he confirmed Matt Haniver will remain in a coaching role. Haniver has previously worked with Nania and Clements.

Club chiefs are understood to have interviewed at least two other candidates, but opted for Cambridge as the man to take them forward.