Gavin Cowan out to get the buzz back at AFC Telford
New boss Gavin Cowan says its vital AFC Telford forge stronger links with the community as he looks to build a team to make the entire town proud.
The 36-year-old, a former Bucks defender, was appointed manager at the National League North outfit last week following the departure of Rob Edwards.
A popular figure amongst supporters, Cowan captained Telford during a successful spell between 2008 and 2010.
And the boss said he is now determined to build a team that gets the town excited once again.
"I was very proud to be captain of Telford over a very successful period," the boss said.
"I want to bring big crowds, lots of buzz around the place. I want to see supporters in the bar afterwards.
"It is important that we link in with the community.
"I really want to encourage people to come and watch their football club and be proud.
"Win, lose or draw, they will see a team that will leave everything out on the pitch. And I think that's all supporters ask for.
"That is what me and Phil Trainer (assistant manager) will be demanding.
"All the players we will be bringing in will be well aware of that."
Cowan admits he is incredibly proud to be Telford boss.
And the former defender, who was born in Germany and also enjoyed playing spells with Shrewsbury, Nuneaton and Fleetwood, is adamant he is the right man to take the club forward.
"I just want to reiterate me and Phil are very proud to take up this position and very honoured," Cowan added.
"For my first job as a manager, it is something that I am really looking forward to and I genuinely believe that I am the man to take it forward.
"And I think in months to come the supporters will see that as well and will want to come back and support the club that they know and love."