MANAGER Geoff Warner was full of praise for new signing Anton Rodgers following Bracknell Town's 1-0 win at Marlow on Saturday, writes Dave Wright.

"He's a quality player," said Warner, who snapped up the former Swindon Town professional just before last week's Bostik League deadline.

The 26-year-old son of Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers played for just over an over as the Robins took another big step towards securing their place in the South Central Division play-offs.

Previously with Hungerford, the midfielder was signed from Wealdstone, but played very few games for them this season.

The manager added: "He did really well for the first half-hour, getting on the ball and keeping us going. But he did something to his knee and needs to get a little bit fitter.

"He was brilliant in training last week, though you would expect that from a player of his quality."

Warner said Rodgers' signing had been planned before hearing midfield general Jamie McClurg had suffered a groin injury during training.

Despite the closeness of the scoreline, Bracknell always looked the likely winners on a gloriously sunny day at the Alfred Davis Memorial Stadium.

"We came here knowing it would be tough. We knew how Marlow would play and what type of game it would be, so I am really pleased with our performance," commented Warner.

"It was a win we really needed after our defeat at Hayes."

The manager said his back three of Joe Gater, who scored the only goal, Matt Day and Ryan Parsons were outstanding, as was Harrison Bayley, who played just in front of them.

"Marlow caused us problems, but we coped with everything they threw at us, we stayed solid," he continued.

"I can't remember Mark Scott having to make a decent save all afternoon. Having said that, I can't remember their keeper having to make one either.."

Second-placed Bracknell will be looking for another three points this coming Saturday when the visitors are Ware, who hammered Town 7-2 at home earlier in the season.

"We certainly owe them one, but that was a freak result," concluded Warner.