Hugo Langton says his main aim with Lewes is to keep them in the BetVictor Isthmian Premier.

Langton was appointed as manager of the Rooks on Tuesday until the end of the season with them just five points above the drop.

He got off to a good start on Wednesday night as they drew 0-0 with fourth-placed Hornchurch at the Dripping Pan.

Langton said: “At the moment my only focus is getting enough points to keep the team in the league, which is what I have been asked to come in and do.

“Hopefully then once we have kept the team we can build a platform next season for either me or however is in charge to build on.

“Let’s not forget that this club were in the Conference not that long ago.”

Lewes got over 500 fans at the weekend despite the club suffering their heaviest defeat in a decade to Cheshunt, a 6-1 loss.

However, on Wednesday the attendance was 269 and Langton said: “The players need to start showing the fans why they should come down and support them.”

Lewes legend and former Albion youngster Steve Brinkhurst has retired from football at the age of 27 due to injury.

He made the most appearances for Lewes in the last decade, playing for the club 283 times.