Adam Murray says he is tackling a big project at Eastbourne Borough.

But the first task is to guide them out of the Vanarama National League south relegation places.

Borough are five points from safety after a battling 1-1 draw at Torquay in Murray’s first game in charge.

The former AFC Fylde boss made changes in midweek as Borough exited the Sussex Transport Senior Cup on penalties at home to Hastings.

Borough play their first home league game since the change at the helm as St Albans visit. Asked about bridging the gap to safety, Murray said: “That’s the target. We have still got a lot of games to go.

“We have got to build that winning habit and find that consistency of performance.

“Once we get that level of performance and we can do it week in week out, the points will come.

“A lot of messages and a lot of detail is going in.

“We know it won’t happen overnight.”

Head of recruitment Mark Anderson is now on board and there will be transfer activity.

Murray said: “We have been on the phone non-stop trying to speak to different personnel and look at different things we can do.

“There is a core group of talented players here.

“It is obviously a very young group.

“There is a lot of ability and that brings a lot of positives but it also brings the need for a little bit of guidance, whether that is on the pitch or off the pitch.

“We are looking to add maybe three or four to the group, shake it up a little bit, add some other attributes to it.

“Transfer deals are never straight forward.

“Simon Leslie (club owner) and the board have been fully supportive of what we need to do.

“There is a big project here and they understand what we need to move forward in the bigger picture.”

Murray has so far added his former Fylde striker Siya Ligendza to the squad on loan.

He has been pleased with a busy first week in charge after succeeding Mark Beard.

Murray said: “I took a lot from it in terms of individuals and where they are as a team.

“I have been really pleased with the attitude and application and willingness to try and take on new messages and change the way they play.

“It will take a bit of time but the lads are giving me their full focus.”