BRACKNELL Town have already a name in mind to replace goal ace TJ Bohane following his decision to leave the club, writes Dave Wright.

And a new striker could be one of several signings as the Robins look to strengthen their squad going into the new season in the Isthmian League.

Bohane’s departure came as no real surprise. Based in Swindon, he was well suited by the Hellenic League with clubs in Wiltshire, Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire and Berkshire.

However, the Isthmian leans heavily the other way, taking in Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire, outer London and Essex in addition to Berkshire.

“Obviously, we are disappointed to see TJ go as he has given the club tremendous service in the last two seasons,” said player-manager Carl Davies.

“We had a chat and we both agreed it would be the right decision for him. He has been exceptional for two seasons and he leaves us on the best of terms and we wish all the best for the future.”

Bohane scored a remarkable 77 goals in two highly successful seasons for the Robins, helping them to win four trophies and promotion.

Davies admitted: “Obviously it will be difficult to replace him, but we have names in mind.”

The defender revealed Town are also looking to bring in other new players as well, maybe as many as five. He added: “The aim is to strengthen the squad and have competition for every position, which we haven’t had before. We also need cover for goalkeeper Chris Grace.”

The Robins will also have a number of ‘trialists’ training with them and some are likely to be on view when they meet National League South side Wealdstone in their first pre-season friendly at Larges Lane on Saturday (1pm).

Davies used to play for Wealdstone boss Bobby Wilkinson when he was the manager of Hungerford, and the pair have stayed in contact since.

“We will probably use a different side in each half,” added Davies.

Bracknell are expected to start revealing their new signings from early next week.

Town have added Michael Butcher to their staff, assisting head coach Geoff Warner. Both are actively involved in player development, with Butcher director of football at the John Madejski Academy in Reading. He holds a UEFA A licence.

Butcher said he is “excited to be part of a club with such a bright future both on and off the pitch,” and added in a tweet: “Looking forward to getting started in the first team and being in the dugout as we look to push on again this season.”