by Tim Street at 12:22 PM
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21 Dec 2013 07:00

Barry hopes Margate will not have had time to gel yet, writes Jon Batham

Old friends: New Margate manager Terry Brown

Relieved Hampton & Richmond joint-boss Paul Barry believes this weekend’s trip to Margate has come just in the nick of time.

The Gate this week announced ambitious stadium redevelopment plans thanks to increased funding being pumped into the club by new owner Bob Laslett.

It follows last week’s appointment of former AFC Wimbledon chief Terry Brown as manager at Hartsdown Park, in what looks to be an exciting new era for the club.

But with Brown having only been in charge for a matter of days and still working to bring in fresh blood, Barry hopes the Beavers have dodged a bullet.

“I’ve been following the developments,” he said. “Hopefully, we’re playing them at the right time. I think Terry has only been in there for just over a week, so he might not have had long enough to get...