BRACKNELL Town star Seb Bowerman has turned down a “very attractive” offer from another Bostik League club, writes Dave Wright.

And he revealed clubs higher up the non-league ladder have also been interested in signing him.

“Bracknell is a club going places and I’m happy to stay,” said the winger.

Bowerman was offered a four-figure signing on fee by Premier Division side Dorking Wanderers with the prospect of earning well over five figures during the rest of the season.

“Yes, it was tempting,” he admitted. “The offer came from a good club with a good manager. He spoke to me and it was an attractive offer.

“But for now I know Bracknell is the right place to be. I had assurances from them.

“They are a club going in the right direction and it would be great to be part of it in the coming years, especially with the new facility they have planned.”

Another factor in his decision is he now lives very close to the Bracknell ground, whereas Dorking would mean quite a trek around the M25.

Bowerman said that last summer two clubs – in Step 2 and Step 3 – had expressed an interest in signing him, but he turned them down.

“I love playing here and hopefully we will win the league and move up to Step 3 and who knows where the club can go from there,” he said.

Obviously, the Robins are delighted Bowerman is not flying off to Surrey.

Player-manager Carl Davies commented: “He had a very, very attractive offer from Dorking and a lot of players at this level would have gone because they are motivated by the wrong things at times. He’s turned it down as he appreciates what this club can offer.

“There is no greater compliment to the chairman for what he is doing for this club. So full marks to Seb for turning down an offer like that to stay. He’s a great lad.”

Chairman Kayne Steinborn-Busse commented: “Seb is a great player and a massive part of our immediate and future plans. It’s great to see a player choosing to stay with us because of the environment we have created at Bracknell.

“In football, at all levels, for some it is purely about the money when it should be in their early 20s about the environment that creates the best platform to perform.

“If a professional club comes in for Seb, or any one of our young players, I will be the first to help them negotiate the best terms. But the club, culture, environment and terms have to be right to help these young players grow further within the game.

“We understand our position in the football pyramid and we are here to bridge the gap between grassroots and professional clubs to help get the talent up and into the professional game if that’s a route they desire. Seb is a player who could still achieve this goal.”

Earlier in the season, Bracknell striker Liam Ferdinand was the subject of interest from two clubs – one in the Southern League and one in the Bostik Premier.

Robins are planning to add Ellis Day to their first-team squad.

A product of their youth section, he is now playing with Wokingham & Emmbrook in the Hellenic League Division One East and scored a hat-trick of headers when they drew 3-3 at Holyport in a cup tie last week.