Skipper believes Bovey are on the up
NEW Bovey Tracey club captain Dan Taylor said the future was now looking bright for the Premier Division side following the appointment of Ryan German and assistant Micky Hunt.
Taylor, who has played under six different managers over the last five years, said the playing squad had been in need of a long-term manager, and believes that German and Hunt are set to stay.
The 24-year-old also said he was pleased to have been asked to become club captain after sticking with the team through thick and thin.
"I've seen a few managers come and go and a few ups and downs," he admitted.
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"I think all the lads wanted the security of having a manager for a whole season, and with Ryan German is looks like that's going to happen.
"He's brought a bit of structure to the club, and the team spirit is back. We've got a good young squad, but he's also brought some experienced heads in as well, and with no budget that's not easy.
"January is going well at the moment."
Taylor, a holding midfielder, helped Bovey gain a creditable point against Elburton Villa last weekend.
Since a switch to a 3-5-2 formation, the Moorlanders have proved more solid in defence and are now looking to steer away from the wrong end of the table.
"Before Christmas we were getting beaten 6-0 and 5-0 against teams like that, but now we're a lot more solid," said Taylor.
"It's just attacking-wise we need to create more chances and score more goals."
He added: "The realistic aim is to get mid-table – anything above that would be brilliant.
"Some of the lads have said that just staying up this season would be enough, but I think we can do better."
Taylor was also pleased to have become club captain, adding: "I did want it this season being one of the only real Bovey lads that have been through everything and stayed.
"I've never really thought about going anywhere else, so it was nice to be asked."