Garry Hill may still be waiting for his first points of the season after Ebbsfleet fell to Bromley at Hayes Lane on Tuesday night but it’s not a situation that is going to faze the manager.

“We are short on bodies,” he told BBC Radio Kent’s Charles Webster. “You see our bench tonight, we are thin at the moment. I want another centre-half and I want another forward. I know what we want to do, I know the way we want to play that I think will benefit Lawrie Wilson and Aswad Thomas. It will benefit Ball and Ayo in the middle of midfield and benefit all the way round.

“We have to be patient. They don’t become bad players overnight. It is hard when you’re losing James Ball who’s having to play at the back, you lose that drive out of the middle of midfield of him and Ayo and Lawless.

“You’re losing what you had in pre-season. You lost Jack King tonight, you lost him on Saturday after nine minutes. I will never look for excuses but people will have to understand that we’re a new structure, financially, football-wise… new players coming.”

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