SAMMY Moore says he sees no reason why Concord Rangers cannot follow the successful template of Braintree Town next season.

The Iron were promoted to the National League via the play-offs on Sunday.

It comes in manager Brad Quinton’s first season in charge at Cressing Road following his move from Enfield Town last summer.

And Moore, who replaced Adam Flanagan as manager at the start of the month, says he is confident of an excellent season next term after he secured the signings of Danny Green, Ryan Hayes and Sam Blackman.

“I want to get promoted and hit the play-offs,” said Moore. “You should have that attitude and I want everyone at the club to have it too.

“Look at Braintree Town. They had a new manager last year and had a lot of Isthmian Premier League players, which shows what can be done.

“That is no different to what I want to do.

“We need to strengthen in a few more areas, but it is an exciting time to be a Concord fan.”

Hayes ends a 13-year stint at Dartford to move to the Aspect Arena. The 32-year-old winger, who was named in the National League South team of the year, was a firm fans’ favourite in Kent but will don the yellow of Concord next season.

Green, 29, joins from Essex neighbours Chelmsford City. The former Dagenham & Redbridge wide man has - like Hayes - penned a two-year deal. He also scored against Billericay Town in the Essex Senior Cup final this season.

Central midfielder Blackman impressed alongside Moore at Leatherhead last season.

And Moore is confident the three will prove to be hugely significant additions.

“I have worked long and hard from my appointment to get two fantastic wingers in Danny and Ryan,” he said.

“These guys can make a difference and, in my opinion, we have two of the best wide men in the league.

“Ryan, on his day, is unplayable and I have admired him for a long time. We know how much quality he possesses and to attract a player like him shows we are going in the right direction.

“I played with Danny at Charlton Athletic and know his quality. His set piece delivery is second to none and we’re getting a player that can make a difference.

“The two of them will score goals and provide 20-25 assists a season.

“Sammy Blackman is someone I know well and he doesn’t get the credit he deserves. He does all the nasty stuff and will score goals. He is also good in the dressing room.”

While a number of new faces join the club, a host of last season’s squad have headed in the opposite direction.

Jordan Brown, Femi Akinwande, Louis Wells, Rob Girdlestone and Amos Nasha join Steve Cawley, Lewis Knight, Billy Roast and Khale Da Costa on the outgoing list.

But Moore said hard decisions needed to be made to get the team to where he wanted.

“[Assistant] Jack [Midson] and I looked at the team and knew we would need to make changes,” he said.

“We had a list of targets and we have got a number of them so far.

“We are building a competitive team and one the people of Canvey are proud to come and watch.

“There is more to be done before the boys return on June 26.”