NEW boss Tim Sills described as “a club with real potential” his first managerial position at Hamworthy United.

The former Torquay, Aldershot, Gosport and Weymouth striker has been confirmed as the man to succeed Alan Lay at the Country Ground, following his resignation last month.

Sills, a former assistant to Jason Matthews at Weymouth, watched Hammers’ 3-1 Wessex Premier defeat to Bashley on Tuesday.

He will become the man in charge for the first time when Hamworthy tomorrow make the trip to Tadley Calleva (3pm).

He told the Hammers’ Twitter page: “I see this as a club with real potential, in a bit of a rut at the moment that I’m hoping I can get them out of pretty quickly.

“I’m just looking forward to the whole management experience.

“I’ve toyed with the idea for a while, just waiting for the right opportunity.”

Asked what fans could expect from him, Sills replied: “Hopefully just a wealth of experience that I can bring to help the side, individually and collectively.

“And just progression. It’s been talked about that so much is right off the pitch here, it’s now time to get it right on the pitch as well, to really kick it on.”

Hammers have picked up 11 points from nine league games this season, a record which sees them sit 12th in the league table.

Sills added: “I watched Tuesday. It was a frustrating defeat but I saw more than enough in the boys who were out there to show they can compete in this league.

“Hopefully, with a coupe of tweaks here or there we can make ourselves real contenders this year.”