GEOFF Warner has this week been considering adding one or two new players to his squad.

The Bracknell Town manager admitted "we are getting very light on numbers" due to injuries and suspension.

He has also lost the services of James Cowan who last week joined Evo-Stik Southern Premier League side Gosport Borough.

"He was travelling up from his Portsmouth home and it was proving a bit too much for him. Gosport is much closer for him," explained Warner.

Recent signing Jordan Brown has now started a five-match suspension following his sending off in the 4-0 win over Uxbridge on Tuesday of last week. It was the former Marlow player's third red card of the season.

Warner is also still without another wide player, Seb Bowerman, who is recovering from his fractured leg.

With Carl Davies absent after his wife had given birth to a son last week, Bracknell were only able to name four substitutes for last Saturday's 2-1 defeat at Hanwell with keeper Chris Grace among them.

And they then lost Ryan Parsons at half-time with a hamstring injury.

"We have certainly seen some highs and lows in the past week," said the South Central Division's manager of the month for February. "After Tuesday's win we were flying, but we came back to earth on Saturday. It was just one of those days. We had a total of 17 shots during the game and scored just the one goal; Hanwell had four and scored twice.

"We were disappointed to have lost, but we must now pick ourselves up and go again. I am sure we will see a positive response from the players."

The Robins, losing for the first time in 11 league games, remain in second place, but the third club, Marlow, are now just one point behind following their excellent 2-0 win at runaway leaders Hayes & Yeading on Saturday.

Bracknell have still to visit Marlow and Hayes, but first, they have a tricky home fixture this coming Saturday with Tooting & Mitcham, who still have an outside chance of making the play-offs. They lie seventh in the standings and eight of their 13 wins have come on their travels.