DANNY BLOOR insists it will be a team effort as Eastbourne Borough target National South safety in the short term.

Borough have been rocked by cashflow problems which saw them part company with manager Lee Bradbury as they slashed back on costs.

They have appointed a triumvirate of boss Bloor, player-assistant Sergio Torres and first-team coach Scott Chalmer-Stevens to steady the ship.

Chairman John Bonar said the club must live within its means in the future and Bloor knows they have a tough task ahead but is relishing getting stuck in at a club where he was previously assistant to Jamie Howell and then worked alongside interim manager Mark McGhee.

Bloor said: “It’s an exciting challenge and it is a chance for Eastbourne Borough Football Club to regroup.

“It’s a challenge Sergio, Scott and myself are all ready for.”

Bloor believes the trio all have something to offer.

He said: “We all bring different strengths. Sergio still has very much to offer as a player. He’s still one of the best midfielders in Conference South. There’s plenty of time for him to manage.

“I like to think my strength will be the man-management side and contacts.

“Scott I don’t know as well at the moment but I’ve had people I respect in football like Neil Cugley, the Folkestone manager, say he is a really good guy.

“We’re in 2019 now and it’s all about the team not the one individual and hopefully we can all dovetail.”

He believes the spreading of responsibility is typical of modern football.

He said; “At Brighton, Graham Potter is the boss but he relies heavily on his assistants and his recruitment team.

“My name will be on the top of the teamsheet but it’s changed from when I first started managing and it will be a real team effort.

“And not just from us three, there is Graham Overton with the youth team, and it will be a massive effort right through the club. It’s not just the manager, that’s not the way football is now.”

Bloor has long-term plans to bring players through but knows the first job is protecting their status as the third biggest club in Sussex.

He said: “We need to get back to basics and in the short term we need to move up the table pretty sharpish.

“Every season, at whatever level, you say we need 44-45 points to stay up, let’s get there and see where we are. That remains the remit now.”

Elliott Romain left for Dartford last week but Bloor hopes there will not be major changes in the squad.

He said: “We want to keep them all and maybe add a loan or two. Maybe we may move one out and move one in, that’s the art of managing, but there are no great plans to change anything on the playing side.

“In the last couple of days the team spirit has been fantastic and you haven’t got a team if you have not got a spirit.”

Borough host Roffey tonight in the Senior Cup second round.