Joint-manager Adam Flanagan has vowed to restore the “heartbeat” of his new-look Dartford side, report Kent Online.

By their own admission, Dartford were dismal in losing 3-0 at home to Wealdstone in National League South. Flanagan, who played 135 times for the Darts between 2007 and 2010, will not tolerate that kind of performance again.

“I was disappointed because the heartbeat of every Dartford side over the years (was missing),” said Flanagan. “Yes, you could question the playing style could have been more flowing, but you could never question the heart and the fight – and that will to win from the players.

“You saw it in the characters out on the pitch, and that’s the biggest thing that’s missing at the moment.

“You look at the players that we’ve got and what they’ve done at other clubs, they’re good players with good experience. But what we’re not seeing is that uncontrollable desire to want to win football matches.

“That’s missing.”

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