CARL Davies believes Bracknell Town are facing their toughest month of the season so far, writes Dave Wright.

"It is going to ask questions of us and if we come out of it in a good position then I will be really happy," said the player-manager.

Starting this coming Saturday, the South Central Division leaders have matches against Hanwell at home, followed by trips to Cheshunt (next Tuesday) and Tooting & Mitcham and then home fixtures with Hayes & Yeading and Marlow – five sides currently occupying a top-seven place in the table.

"This is going to be a defining month for us and on top of that we have two big cup ties coming up as well," added Davies.

Last weekend, Robins drew 2-2 away to eighth-placed Chalfont St Peter with goals from Seb Bowerman and Kensley Maloney.

Adam Cornell also had what looked a good goal disallowed for offside, but Davies felt a draw was a fair result to a game played in torrential rain, saying: "We didn't do enough to win the game, but then neither did they."

From being one-up, Town went 2-1 down before being rescued by a late equaliser from substitute Maloney.

"We have shown we can mix it and match it and battle for a draw and that is pleasing," continued the player-manager.

"People question us when we are playing on pitches like this one on days like this, but we have come up trumps today.

"We showed a bit of character, gritted our teeth and got a deserved equaliser."

Bracknell junior Ellis Day, who has been added to the first-team squad, was an unused substitute for the second match running and the club are also promoting midfielder Sam Jones from their Under 18 side.

Liam Ferdinand will return to the side following last weekend's trip to the Falkland Islands with an England FA representative squad. After being involved in the 3-1 win over the national side on Saturday, he scored twice as the FA came from 2-0 down to defeat British Forces South Atlantic Islands 3-2, their other goal coming from skipper Mitchell Parker, who now plays for Basingstoke.