BRACKNELL Town manager Mark Tallentire praised his players for the character and passion they showed at Staines last Saturday, writes Dave Wright.

They went a goal down early on but battled back to win 5-1, and they could easily have crushed the Swans by a much bigger margin, such was their dominance in this Isthmian League South Central Division game.

The victory also made it two out of two for the new combination of Tallentire and coach Aaron Steadman since they took over following the axing of manager Sam Lock a fortnight ago.

And Michael Butcher, who was Lock's assistant, confirmed this week he had also left the club in order "to look for a new challenge."

Despite their promising start, Tallentire and Steadman said: "We are not getting carried away, it's early days still."

But they have been encouraged by what they have seen so far, with away wins at Westfield and Staines.

"We have been trying to instil a bit more confidence into the players and give them more direction," said Tallentire.

"It's now about getting a settled side and finding the right pattern and shape."

He was pleased with his team's performance at Wheatsheaf Lane, the manager commenting: "After going a goal down, we showed a good bit of character and passion to get themselves back into the game."

There was a change in Town's midfield unit with Kensley Maloney rejoining the club from Harrow Borough and Charlie Losasso returning to Beaconsfield after two months at Larges Lane.

"Yes, it's good to have Kensley back and we need to say thanks to Harrow manager Steve Baker and his staff for getting his transfer done nice and quickly," stated Tallentire.

"Kensley showed his quality on Saturday. Technically, he is a great player and will make a huge difference to us."

Two players have also joined Hellenic League clubs on dual-registration forms as they are recovering from injury and in need of getting some match practise under their belts.

Joe Gater has already started with Burnham, while Shane Cooper-Clark, who suffered another knock in training last week, is going to Windsor.

Both, however, remain in Bracknell's plans.

Goalkeeper Mark Scott is making progress from his neck injury and is expected to be back playing within the next two weeks.

In the meantime, Robins will continue to use 18-year-old James Hoskins from Watford U23s.

Group winners Bracknell will be looking to make it five wins out of five in the Velocity Trophy when they host Chalfont St Peter at Larges Lane tonight (Wednesday), their last tie before going into the knock-out stages, where they will host Premier Division high-fliers Hornchurch, who beat them in the semi-finals last year.

Then on Saturday, eighth-placed Bracknell will be seeking three more home points when they face Waltham Abbey, who are three rungs below them in the table.