Mick Catlin has called on the owners of Gosport Borough to find new investment ahead of tonight’s Southern League premier division game against Banbury United at Privett Park (7.45pm).

The Borough boss took over the managerial reins at the club following Alex Pike’s dismissal towards the end of last month.

After four games in charge and four defeats, though, Catlin’s side find themselves cut adrift at the bottom of the table – and still searching for their first league win of the season.

It is a desperate situation and one that the new manager insists won’t change until extra funding is found.

Catlin said: ‘At the moment all we are doing is treading water.

‘All I can do is be honest with the supporters and the media.

‘The club needs new investment and if the current owners are not prepared to provide it, they should step aside for someone else to come in and do so.

‘We have reduced the playing budget so we can pay our way and put a team on the field.

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